Ethics services

Ethics Services can help you and your care team reach decisions about what is right for you.

Overview

Sometimes it can be difficult to make choices about your own care, or that of someone you love. The team at Providence Health Care Ethics Services can help.

What is ethics?

Ethics is about acting upon our moral principles. At PHC, this is reflected in our Mission, Vision, and Values. Health-care ethics is a profession that thinks about what we ought to do in health care. It guides how we should act when caring for patients, residents and their families.

We help you and your care team reach decisions about what is right for you and your loved ones.

We do this by helping you think about your values. Values are expressions of what is important to you. These values influence your health-care decisions. You may decide to live with pain instead of taking medicine and being sleepy, so you can talk to your family.

Clinical ethicists have advanced education in health-care ethics. We help people in challenging situations, including residents, patients, families, and care teams.

What to expect

There are many situations when you might find it helpful to talk with an ethicist. These are some examples:

Contact us to find out more about Ethics Services or to discuss your difficult decision.

Support for Indigenous Peoples

The Indigenous Wellness Liaison Team is here to support your health journey. Team members offer cultural support and healthcare advocacy. Learn more below or call them at 604-682-2344,62937 or email IWL@providencehealth.bc.ca.

  • Indigenous wellness services

    The Indigenous Wellness Team at Providence is available to support Indigenous patients and their families. We are here to coordinate culturally safe wellness supports and services.

Education & resources

Meet the team

Jennifer Gibson

Jennifer A. Gibson

RN, MSN, PhD, Acting Director of Ethics Services

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Carrie Smith

Carrie Smith

MSW, RSW, Medical Assistance in Dying Response Lead + Ethics Service Engagement Leader

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Lori Gallins

Lori Gallins

RN, BScN, MA, Clinical Ethicist

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Rucha Sangole

Rucha Sangole

MHSc, MBBS, Clinical Ethicist

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Quentin Genuis

Quentin Genuis

Physician Ethicist

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Chelle Van Dyke

Chelle Van Dyke

Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) Response & Ethics Service Engagement Leader

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Lois Macoy

Lois Macoy

Ethics Services Facilitator & MAiD Response Advisor

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Mark Miller

Mark Miller

C.Ss.R, PhD, MDiv, Visiting Scholar in Ethics

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Medical & professional referrals

PHC Ethics Services provides a framework for making decisions. They also offer consultation, education, policy development and information on Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD).