Thanks to a Volunteer Association/Health Sciences Foundation Family CARE Grant, the Health Sciences Centre’s patient consent form is being translated to Oji-Cree, Cree and Ojibway. Aboriginal patients who do not speak or understand English will now have a form in their language to clearly understand what treatment or tests they are being asked to consent to.
Caring for people may involve making ethical decisions. The Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre has support available for consultation for specific ethical decisions, by invitation from our patients or their substitute decision maker and their families or any one of the interprofessional care team members.
Health Sciences Centre staff, patients and families who have concerns or need clarification about ethical aspects of patient care may contact one of the following:
Department of Quality and Risk Management: 684-6019
After hours, dial “0” to contact Switchboard to page the Bioethicist.