Help with Difficult Decisions: Pediatric Ethics Committee
Now and again, patients and families face troubling decisions about medical care. Learning medical facts is helpful, but sometimes it is not enough. Sometimes decisions are difficult because they involve moral and ethical questions, meaning it is hard to know what is the right thing to do.
The University of Michigan has a Pediatric Ethics Committee to help patients, families and staff with these questions and decisions.It may help you make the best choices for your child.The Committee includes doctors, nurses, social workers, a lawyer, a chaplain, an administrator, members of the community and people specially trained in medical ethics. (There is also a U-M Adult Ethics Committee that deals with ethical questions for adult patients.)