The BWH Ethics Committee first convened almost 25 years ago and was one of the first hospital ethics committees in the United States. In 1996 the hospital staffed its first dedicated clinical ethics service. Ethics consultation services are available Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm upon request by any hospital clinician, patient or patient family member.
The Purpose of the Office of Clinical Ethics is to:
Administer the Ethics Committee activities
Manage the Ethics Consultation Service
Coordinate the dissemination of information about clinical ethics resources here at BWH and across the Partners and Harvard Medical School organizations
This page was last modified on 4/25/2017