Bioethics

Clinical Services

The Bioethics Consultation Service provides consultation for families, clinicians, researchers and policy makers. Our advice is grounded in analytical reasoning and supported by knowledge of the law, policy and empirical data. We emphasize communication, mediation and practical problem solving. The Seattle Children’s Hospital Ethics Committee oversees the Bioethics Consultation Service.

Clinical Bioethics Consultations are available for ethical issues related to patient care or clinical policies at Seattle Children’s Hospital. The Seattle Children’s Hospital Ethics Committee provides oversight for this service. Clinical consultations can be obtained by calling the paging operator at (206) 987-2000.

Research Bioethics Consultations are available to advise families, research staff and investigators who have questions about designing or conducting clinical research. We also advise the Institutional Review Board (IRB), which regulates human subjects research. Consultations are provided as part of the Regulatory Support and Bioethics (RSB) core of the Institute for Translational Health Sciences. Research consultations can be obtained by calling (206) 598-6477 or by emailing rsbcore@u.washington.edu.

For more information on this specialty, please visit the Bioethics webpage.