Making a difficult medical decision for yourself or a loved one can be a confusing, frightening, or painful task, particularly if it involves care at the end of life. Increased understanding among patients, family members and health care providers may lessen fears and relieve burdens that such decision-making may cause.
HSHS St. Vincent Hospital follows the Ethical and Religious Directives, Fifth Edition, for Catholic Health Care and has an Ethics Committee to help you in such circumstances. All consultations with the Ethics Committee are confidential. If you would like a confidential consultation with the Ethics Committee, please ask your physician, caregiver or a hospital chaplain.