Ethics Committee

Ethics Committee

The GMC Ethics Committee is available to assist patients, family, significant others, and staff. When there are conflicts in “basic values” or to help clarify situations involving ethical, legal or religious choice that extend beyond the scope of one’s daily practice. This committee is advisory and gives recommendations only. The purpose of the ethic committee are:

  • To serve as a resource for the medical, nursing and allied health care staffs, patients, and/or families in dealing with ethical questions related to treatment in the hospital or nursing home.
  • To serve as an advisory body for administration and professional staffs on the formulation of policies and/or guidelines concerned with ethical issues in health care.
  • To provide a forum for interdisciplinary dialogue of ethical questions and concerns which arise in the hospital or nursing home and are not addressed systematically by other committees.
  • To encourage and assist in the development of bioethical education programs for medical, nursing allied health and administrative departments.
  • To provide bioethical, bibliographic material and the maintenance of resource materials relating to ethical issues in health care.

How do I make a referral to the ethics committee?

  • Use the form below or
  • Send an email to ethics@gmc.org
  • In the body of the email, please indicate:
    • You phone number
    • The Nature of your concern

Once your referral is received, you will receive contact from an ethic committee member within 3 working days.

For an emergency consult, contact the ER who will contact Admin On-call.

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