24/7 referral, consult, admission and neonatal transport assistance.


Children’s Minnesota focuses on kids first by offering clinical ethics services to our families and staff.

Services offered

The clinical ethics department offers 24/7 clinical ethics consultations to assist in clarifying ethical dilemmas, such as:

  • Complex and end-of-life decisions about foregoing treatment and allowing natural death
  • Use of invasive technology when the child will be permanently dependent
  • Disagreements within a family about the right actions
  • Rights and responsibilities of parents
  • Disagreements 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 autonomy in decision making
  • Balancing confidentiality and the best interest of the child

Please contact us with any questions, including guidance regarding the role clinical ethics plays in patient care: 612-813-6172