Clinical Ethics

Healthcare providers want to provide patient-centered care, but providers, patients, and their families must often navigate conflicting values, which can make it hard to see the right thing to do.

We help healthcare providers resolve ethical issues and find a clear path for patients and their families. Our certified health ethics consultants speak with stakeholders to clarify ethical issues, then make recommendations to resolve disagreements and facilitate confident decision-making.     

Questions we navigate:

  • When is a do-not-resuscitate order ethically appropriate?
  • How should healthcare teams address requests for treatment that they believe are medically inappropriate?
  • What are the right goals of care when two family members disagree about a patient’s wishes?
  • When should a healthcare team accept a patient’s refusal of treatment?