Doctors and healthcare providers call for 24/7 patient referral, admission and neonatal transport assistance. Learn more.


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