Marianjoy Library

Medical Ethics


What is Healthcare Ethics?

There are times when patients, their families, and healthcare professionals confront difficult issues regarding medical treatments that involve personal preferences, moral principles, religious beliefs, or professional guidelines. The purpose of healthcare ethics is to provide thoughtful exploration of how to respond to difficult healthcare decisions and make morally good choices based on beliefs and values regarding issues such as life, health, medical care, and end-of-life considerations. Source: Marianjoy Ethics Committee

Looking for guidance or insight to ethical issues? Check the following resources:

Marianjoy Ethics Committee

Consistent with the mission, vision, and values of Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital, an Ethics Committee is available to provide ethics consultations as a free service to patients and their families, as well as Marianjoy associates. Ethics Committee Members are listed on the MAGnet. Any member may be contacted with an ethical question or concern. For further information, click on the attached Brochure


Glossary of Ethical Terms


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