THE ETHICS CONSULTATION PROCESS

In order to meet the need for ethics support in the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant (HNHB) LHIN, Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) has restructured its ethics program to create the Office of Clinical & Organizational Ethics. The HHS Ethics office is the hub for a new NHNB Regional Ethics Network. The network is comprised of 7 partner organizations across our LHIN, the Brant Community Healthcare System being proudly one of them.

The HNHB Regional Ethics Network is supported by Dr. Julija Kelecevic. Julija has worked internationally as an emergency room physician and has extensive experience working as a Clinical Ethicist in regional models in Northern Ontario and Southern Alberta. She brings a wealth of knowledge about the unique ethical challenges facing community and rural healthcare practitioners. She will lead the development of resources, curricula and infrastructure to enhance access to ethics services within partner organizations across the Hamilton/Niagara region.

How do I contact the Ethics Consultation Service

Anyone involved in a patient's care may call for support from the Ethics Consultation Service, including: patients, family members, physicians, staff, and learners.

You may contact the Ethics Consultation Service through the Patient Experience and Quality Outcomes (PEQO) Team at 519-751-5544, ext. 2385 or by e-mail at ethicsconsultation@bchsys.org. Please leave your name and phone number.

Ethics Consultation is available during regular business hours, Monday to Friday. If outside of regular business hours, or weekends, please leave a message and your call will be returned on the next business day.

 
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