Who we are

We are trained health-care ethicists who help people and health-care teams make appropriate health-care decisions in challenging circumstances.

What we do

We provide clinical ethics consultation, administrative ethics consultation, health ethics education and health-care policy review.

Who we see

We accept requests for ethics consultation from clients, families and health-care professionals. Some examples of ethical dilemmas in health care include:

  • respecting people’s autonomy for their health care decisions;
  • client capacity and substitute decision-maker;
  • withholding/withdrawing artificial nutrition/hydration; and
  • withholding/withdrawing life-sustaining treatment.

Our team

Our team is composed of the Director for the Provincial Health Ethics Network of Newfoundland Labrador (PHENNL) and four Memorial University Bioethicists. We partner with health professionals throughout all four regional health authorities.

People from the public are invited to apply to be members of our regional ethics committees.

How to access this service

To make a request for an ethics consultation please fill out a ch-1225 – Request for an Ethics Consultation fillable (PDF)

Hours of operation

We can be reached Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

How to reach us

Telehone: 709-777-8940

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Last updated: 2021-10-14