Mackenzie Health has always supported ethical practice in the provision of healthcare. We aim to live out the hospital's mission, vision and values in our everyday work. As care possibilities become more complex, the decisions that must be made also become more complex. The role of the Mackenzie Health Ethics Service is to integrate ethical standards and considerations into all facets of hospital function.
Ethics consultation is a service available to help resolve ethical issues that arise in the care of individual patients, and to assist with complex care decisions. An ethics consultation can be requested by anyone involved in the patient’s care, including the patient, family members of the patient, or members of the health care team.
Here are some examples of situations in which an ethics consultation can be helpful:
How to request an ethics consultation
Ethics consultation is provided by the Ethicist, Jonathan Breslin, PhD. Jonathan is available on site 2.5 days/week. You may request an ethics consultation through any of the following methods: