CLINICAL ETHICS CENTER at Memorial Medical Center


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The modern challenges of healthcare require an increasing awareness of the ethical and moral issues that encompass the welfare of patients and the functioning of healthcare organizations. In response, Memoiral Medical Center established the Human Values and Ethics Committee.

Purpose -The Human Values and Ethics Committee is to serve as an advisory body to the hospital’s administrative and medical staff on matters relating to ethical aspects of patient care at Memorial Medical Center.

Functions - The Human Values and Ethics Committee's functions are case review/clinical ethics consultation reports, development/review of various hospital policies/guidelines and education in dealing with ethical issues and concerns.

Meeting Frequency -
The Human Values and Ethics Committee meets once a month for approximately two hours. 

Membership -
The Committee is an interdisciplinary group with representation from administration, medical staff, pastoral care, resident physicians, medical students, clinical ethics center staff, nurses, social services, and the community-at-large.  All disciplines are welcome.

Memorial Medical Center's Human Values and Ethics Committee Guidelines and Procedures (PDF) - This is an Adobe Acrobat file and requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to open. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer, click here for a free downloadable copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Questions or comments - email us at Clinical Ethics Center
Last Updated May 25, 2012
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