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Ethics

Ethics involve determining the best course of action when presented with difficult moral or values-based choices.

Our Ethics Team is on call and available to help staff, volunteers, patients and families in situations where there are questions or concerns involving consent, capacity and substitute decision making.

Ethicists can help think through the various aspects of decisions and develop options for action. The options are then weighed against each other, using our Ethical Decision-Making Framework, to determine which option is the best for the patient.

Contact an Ethicist at HHCC
Director, Quality Improvement, Planning and Performance | Email | Phone: (519) 942.2410 x3210
Spiritual Care Program Coordinator | Email | Phone: (519) 941.2702 x2710
Ethical Support & Consultation Services | Phone: (647) 278.0965

The Research Ethics Board
The William Osler Health System Research Ethics Board is the official Board of Record for HHCC. All forms and submission information can be found on the Research Ethics Board website.

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