Clinical Ethics

Helping to answer difficult questions

How We Help

Health care is complex and sometimes requires us to make difficult decisions where there are no clear answers.

When underlying beliefs and values are in conflict we can help answer questions like:

Ethics Framework

The Ethics Framework makes available, a variety of resources to help you address any ethical questions. These resources are designed to support decision-making, and to build our collective ethics IQ.

How to Access

Alberta Health Services physicians, staff, patients, clients and residents can access the Clinical Ethics Service to receive support and assistance in ethically challenging situations.

To request an Ethics Consultation or make an inquiry:

Contact the central intake line at clinicalethics@ahs.ca or 1-855-943-2821. Be sure to include your contact information and where in the province you are located.

You may also access the Clinical Ethics Service by contacting the Clinical Ethicist at your Site, Program or in your Zone. Find your zone (map)