West Park Healthcare Centre has had a dedicated ethics service, providing access for staff, patients and families to trained Ethicists since 2000. Through its current partnership with Health Ethics Alliance , ethics support continues to be a recognized service that West Park is committed to provide its community of care.
The Ethics Centre is committed to improving patient-centered care by promoting ethics knowledge and skill in decision-making throughout the organization. The Ethics Centre is also a core supporting member of the Joint Centre for Bioethics at the University of Toronto - providing additional academic support.
The ethics centre provides the following key services:
• Ethics Education
• Ethics Consultation
• Research Ethics
• Preventive Ethics
The Ethics Centre coordinates and provides ethics consultation services as well as ethics education throughout the organization. The Ethics Centre promotes ethics related activities designed to enhance ethics knowledge and skills in decision-making from bedside to boardroom.