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UIHC 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


Requesting a Consult

Consults can be ordered by UIHC clinicians through EPIC. Consults can also be requested by calling (319) 356-1616 and asking for the ethics consultant on call.

Contact Us

During business hours, the Ethics Consult Service can be contacted at (319) 335-8300.

Non-urgent messages for the Ethics Consult Service can 
also be emailed.

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