Ethics Resources

In addition to support and consultation, the Office of Ethics provides ethics education to patients, parents and staff.  Below are selected publications and Ethics Advisory Committee Policies and Guidelines.  Staff clinical ethicists are available to provide additional information and resources to assist and guide individuals when ethical issues or conflict arise.

AAP Publications
Informed Consent in Decision-Making in Pediatric Practice. Committee on Bioethics.
Pediatrics 2016:138.

Guidance on Forgoing Life-Sustaining Medical Treatment. Committee on Bioethics.
Pediatrics 2017:140.

Ethics Advisory Committee Policies and Guidelines
Ethics Case Consultation
Guidelines for Do Not Resuscitate Orders
Resolving Conflicts Over Possibly Inappropriate or Harmful Life-Sustaining Therapies