During your child's treatment, parents and doctors may have difficult decisions to make. Our ethics committee can provide guidance for those facing complex choices, such as choosing from treatment options, continuing life-sustaining treatment or interpreting a living will. This free service is available to help our patients and their families.
The committee does not make decisions, but can provide confidential support and direction and ensure that parents have a clear understanding of the situation and the options available. For more information, call 401-444-6175.
We provide copies of parents' and patients' rights and responsibilities. If you would like a copy or if you need more information, please ask your nurse or contact one of our clinical social workers at 401-444-5711.
Find out more:Ethics and patient rights at Lifespan hospitals