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Ethics Consultation

Do you or a family member have concerns or conflicts between your values and treatment recommendations provided by the Care Team? Are you looking for support in making decisions on recommended treatment options that better align with your personal, cultural or religious beliefs? Our Ethics Committee can help.

Ethics Committees

Adventist HealthCare's Ethics Committees include physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains and community members who work to support our patients and caregivers in challenging care situations. Our Ethics Committees can assist you by reviewing your care concerns and providing advisory recommendations on how best to align care goals with your personal needs and directives. The Ethics Committees do not assess patient care quality nor do they make clinical decisions.

Concerns That We Can Help Clarify

  • Alignment between the Care Team and family or among family members about the treatment plan
  • Questions about Advance Directives, Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) Orders, or Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (MOLST)
  • Withdrawal of life support or other ethical concerns

Resolving Ethical Concerns

If you have ethical questions or concerns about your care or the care of a family member, you may request an Ethics consultation. Anyone involved in the care of a patient may request a clinical ethics consultation. All potential ethical concerns are reviewed for appropriate evaluation by the Ethics committee. We will address ethical issues that arise in your care and help to facilitate sound decision making that respects your values, concerns, and interests and also aligns with Adventist HealthCare’s mission and values.

There is no fee for this service. We are here for you and will respect the rights and privacy of all individuals involved taking appropriate steps to protect the confidentiality of information disclosed.

Request a Consultation

To request an ethics consultation - contact your care team or call 301-315-3600.

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