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Integrated Ethics in Cancer Care

Integrated Ethics in Cancer Care provides education, consultation, research and policy development in clinical ethics. Clinical ethics is a field of study that focuses on decision-making in the health care setting, where patients, families and health professionals often face difficult decisions about medical treatments and patient care. These decisions may involve moral values, religious beliefs, or professional duties and guidelines.

Integrated ethics offers ways to identify and weigh the values at stake so that the individuals responsible for decisions can make good choices. Ethical questions and concerns arise when the right thing to do is not clear, or when disagreement exists about what is best for a patient.

In addition to conducting education and research related to ethical issues, we offer an Ethics Consultation Service to assist patients, families and health professionals in decision-making.


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