The Bioethics Committee at The Brooklyn Hospital Center is readily accessible to patients, family members and hospital staff for assistance and advice when ethical issues relating to patient care arise. Members of the committee include physicians, nurses, administrators, social workers, trustees, chaplains, community representatives and an ethicist.
Consultation is available to provide assistance in discussing the ethical implications surrounding the patient's care and to offer guidance and support to the individuals involved. Dispute mediation can also be obtained to help in resolving intra-family or staff-family disagreements concerning the plan of care for the patient.
For more information, please ask a nurse, physician, social worker, chaplain or a representative from Patient Relations.
Committee members are available for consultation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To request a case consultation, call (718) 250-8292. After hours or on weekends, a staff member will help you reach an on-call member of the committee.