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Clinical services

The Biomedical Ethics Unit is closely linked to and supported by the hospitals and committees of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and the other McGill teaching and affiliated hospitals. The Unit is responsible for providing them with both clinical ethics and research ethics services.

Unit members each have clinical appointments in one or more of these hospitals, spend an average of two days per week on site, and are available at other times as well. Their primary responsibilities are:

  • to provide ethics consultations on request by hospital staff, patients or family members regarding specific cases or hospital policies and practices;
  • to serve as members and/or chairs of the hospitals' clinical ethics committees and research ethics committees;
  • to provide ethics teaching rounds for hospital units, services and departments.

The institutions and departments served by Unit members are:

  • CLSC (community health centre) CĂ´te des Neiges
  • Douglas Hospital
  • Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital
  • McGill Department of Family Medicine
  • McGill Reproductive Centre
  • Montreal Chest Institute
  • Montreal Children's Hospital
  • Montreal General Hospital
  • Montreal Neurological Hospital & Institute
  • Royal Victoria Hospital & Research Institute
  • Shriner's Hospital
  • Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital