Decisions in contemporary medicine can be complex and overwhelming. An ethics consultation service helps patients and doctors navigate value-laden conflict and uncertainty and helps determine which actions should or could be taken in a given healthcare situation. An ethics consultation is a service available to all patients, families, and health care professionals in the hospital.
The center seeks to enhance professionalism and improve patient care through clinical ethics consultation by working with healthcare professionals, patients, and families within several hospitals across the Texas Medical Center. The center has one of the largest clinical ethics programs in the country and serves the following adult, pediatric, private, and public hospital systems through its core faculty, two fellows, staff and secondary faculty.