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Help with Ethical Issues

Patient and Family Ethics Tool

The IWK Ethics Tool has questions to help patients and families think about what is important to them. There are suggestions about who to talk with and useful ethics resources included within the tool.

Using the Ethics Tool can help patients and families feel better about the decisions they have to make or the situation they’re in. It can also help individuals feel like they’ve done everything they can to make the situation better for themselves and / or their family.

Please follow this link to the IWK’s new Patient and Family Ethics Tool.

IWK Ethics Strategy and Framework

This document outlines the strategy and framework for ethics processes and activities for the entire IWK Community, giving an overview of how these fit together and contribute to the integration of ethics into everyday practice.

This is a living document which will be updated regularly to reflect any changes in priorities and/or introduction of relevant new processes and activities.

Please follow this link to view the IWK's Ethics Strategy and Framework.

Ethics Tool Feedback Survey

We appreciate your feedback.

Please follow this link to complete the Ethics Tool Feedback Survey.