An Overview of the Responsibilities of the Ethics Committees:
- To provide consultation to the medical and professional staff, attendings, house officers, and patients/families on ethical, moral, philosophical problems and issues encountered in the course of managing inpatient and outpatient care.
- To provide education and advice to the staff, patients, and families on case-based ethical issues, as well as on ethical medical practice standards, in the provision of inpatient and outpatient adult and pediatric health care.
- To initiate and, on request, formulate policies on the ethical aspects of clinical care at UMHS. SEE: Policies of Ethical Conduct at UMHS
- To assist the UMHS in complying with our regulatory standards.