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  • Ethics and Patient Rights

  • For a consultation call 401-793-3600 (inside the hospital, dial extension 3-3600) between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

    During all other hours, call the hospital operator and ask for the nursing supervisor.

    You may benefit from the help of the ethics committee if after working with your doctor or other caregivers to sort out the ethical concerns you still are unsure if you are making the "right" decision. The ethics committee at The Miriam Hospital is available to consult with you, your family, your specified health care agent or authorized representative, and your doctor.

    Members of the committee will provide a consultation after reviewing the patient's record and consulting with other appropriate persons, who may include the physician and health care workers as well as the patient and family.

    All consultations with the ethics committee are confidential; however suggestions offered by the committee may be incorporated into your medical record.