Program in Bioethics and Humanities

  • UIHC Ethics Consult Service

    Ethics Consult Service

    The Ethics Consult 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