Program in Bioethics and Humanities

Service: Introducing a New Ethics Consult Service at UIHC

ECS Rotator

This new service is a resource for patients, family members, or health professionals at UIHC who would like help addressing an ethical question or problem related to a patient's care.

An Ethics Consult involves trained ethics consultants who respond to requests for help from individuals directly involved in a patient's care at UIHC.

Ethics Consults are advisory and can be requested to:

  • Identify ethical problems in the care of a patient
  • Clarify ethical problems through a careful analysis of the ethical beliefs and values involved
  • Promote discussion of ethical beliefs and values with persons directly involved in a patient's care
  • Help resolve ethical problems through a process of shared decision-making

More Details About the Service