Ethics Consultation

(612) 813-6159


Consultation to physicians, families, and other members of the health care team.

Assist in clarifying an ethical dilemma, including:

  • complex and end-of-life decisions about foregoing treatment and allowing natural death
  • use of invasive technology when the child will be permanently dependent
  • disagreement within a family about the right actions
  • rights and responsibilities of parents
  • disagreement between the physician, others on the health care team, and family about the right actions
  • balance of harms and benefits for high-risk procedures
  • adolescent anatomy in decision making
  • balancing confidentiality and the best interest of the child

Members of the ethics committee include broad community and hospital representation.