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Clinical Ethics

The PHSA Ethics Service is a free, confidential service.  We support people seeking and accessing services, as well as their loved ones
Ethics services

Are you facing a difficult medical decision?

  • Uncertainty or differing opinions about care plans
  • Concerns about continuing, stopping or refusing treatment.
  • Questions about who should make a health-care decision
  • Patient privacy/confidentiality
  • End-of-life decisions
  • Tensions related to values, religion or culture

An ethics consultation can help. 

In an ethics consult we can:
  • facilitate respectful discussions about health care questions and concerns;
  • help people think through the values that are most important to them;
  • support people to reach decisions that are right for them and their loved ones;
  • keep information confidential; and 
  • support people in talking with their health care teams. 
Our team
Our team can meet with you to identify and help resolve difficult issues:

Dr. Alice Virani -  Director, PHSA Ethics Service 
Office: 604-875-3182

Dr. Nina Preto - Clinical Ethicist 
Office: 604-875-2360 

Alexandra Olmos Perez - Clinical Ethicist
Office: 604-875-2345  Ext 4400

Ethics Administration Office 
Phone: 604-875-2345 ext. 4029
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