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SERVICE: Ethics Consult Service Update

The UIHC Ethics Consult Service officially started on June 2, 2014.  The Service is a resource for patients, family members, or health professionals at UIHC who would like help addressing an ethical question or issue related to a patient's care.  During the first year of the Service, there were a total of 46 ethics consults. The word cloud pictured above this paragraph provides a suggestive snapshot of the scope of ethical issues seen by the Service.  The most common ethical issues were decision-making capacity, surrogate decision-making, refusal of treatment by the patient/family, rights and duties of healthcare professionals, goals of care, conscientious practice, patient autonomy, medical futility, and advance care planning.

  For more information on the Ethics Consult Service, please click here.

Friday, September 18, 2015