Learn who your local ethics committee chair is and find out how to contact them.
There are several
local ethics committees in Saskatchewan. They are made up of staff and community members who analyze situations from multiple points of view and identify ethical issues. They can help you (and the care team) weigh the pros and cons of each option and make an informed decision. Committees may seek guidance from an ethicist.
Ethics committees are a resource for patients, residents and clients, staff and health-care practitioners. They frequently consult with SHA staff in:
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.
Did you know the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) has an official
Ethics Framework? The Ethics Framework details our organizational ethics, which includes: