There may come a time when you or member of your family is so sick that it is difficult to choose the best care or course of action. There is often no clear right or wrong answer. Your doctors, nurses, a social worker or chaplain can help. But you may also wish to speak with our ethics committee.
The ethics committee at Yale New Haven Hospital provides consultation on individual cases where ethical issues have been raised—free of any cultural or social biases and religious affiliations. We offer patients and families guidance concerning:
- The right to receive or refuse treatment
- Patient rights and responsibilities
- Advance directives
- Families' wishes
- Privacy concerns
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To request a consultation with our ethics committee, contact Spiritual Care.
Learn more about the Ethics Committee