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Clinical Ethics

We provide confidential support to patients and families facing complex, difficult medical decisions, and to the healthcare professionals caring for them.
About our Service


For patients and families who need to make complex and difficult decisions and there are different opinions about the best treatment plan.

Are you facing a difficult decision?

  • Uncertainty or confusion about what treatment options is best for you/your baby
  • Questions about continuing or stopping treatment
  • Questions about refusing treatment
  • Issues regarding patient rights
  • Different or opposing opinions between patients, family members and others about treatment goals or the plan of care
  • End of life decision making
How we can help

An ethics consultation can help

  • Our Clinical Ethicist will meet with you and/or healthcare teams to discuss options
  • We help to explore patient and family values and beliefs involved in making these decisions
  • We help patients to decide what is most important to you and your family
  • We do not make decisions for you
  • If there are different views about a plan of care, we can help by providing the opportunity for a discussion that is safe, respectful and fair
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Are you facing a difficult medical decision?

  • Uncertainty or confusion about what treatment option is best for you/your baby
  • Concerns about continuing, stopping or refusing treatment
  • Issues regarding patient rights
  • Different opinions among or between family members and/or healthcare providers about treatment goals or the plan of care
  • End of life decision making
An ethics consultation can help. 

  • We meet with patients, families and/or healthcare teams to identify and help balance various, sometimes conflicting, interests & values
  • We assist patients, families and healthcare teams in reaching ethically based decisions and care plans
  • We do not make decisions for you
  • If there are different views about a plan of care, we can help by providing the opportunity for a discussion that is safe, respectful and fair
Call us to make an appointment for an ethics consultation.

Our Team


Alice Virani

Director, PHSA Ethics 

Alice.Virani@phsa.ca 

604-875-3182


  Nina Preto, PhD
  Clinical Ethicist
  Nina.Preto@cw.bc.ca 
  604-875-2360



 


Alexandra Olmos Perez

Clinical Ethicist

Alexandra.olmosperez@phsa.ca

604-875-2345 ext 4400


Ravi Brar

Program Coordination & Admin

Rbrar2@phsa.ca

604-875-2345 ext 4029




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