Most people want to do the right thing. However, sometimes you can feel that you’re being pulled in opposite directions by different values, beliefs or duties. In such cases, you may benefit from an ethics consult. Anyone may request an ethics consult.
You do not need to ask anyone for permission to contact the Ethics Committee. Simply email or phone the chair of your Local Ethics Committee.
Once you have contacted the
Chair of the Committee, they will ask you to provide as much detail as possible and give a clear description of the event(s). This can be done in person or by telephone.
Let us know if you wish to remain anonymous.
After hearing from you, the ethics committee will meet to discuss; you may attend the meeting. You may receive a written summary of their recommendations and the reasons for them.
If your issue is time-sensitive, your request may be directed to SHA’s Director of Ethics (if required).
Ethics Committees follow our policy on the use and release of personal health information. Records of consultation made by each Committee will be maintained using appropriate means. This is to ensure confidentiality.