The Bioethics Committee of Prince William Hospital is a group of physicians, clergy, nurses and social workers who are professional healthcare providers and community-minded individuals who serve on a volunteer panel that acts as a patient advocate in complex or controversial issues. Anyone who is directly involved in a patient's care can request the assistance of the Bioethics Committee. This includes the patient, family members, the physician, nurse or any other member of the healthcare team.
The Bioethics Committee does not tell you what to do, but simply offers objective options for you to consider. The services of this committee are a resource for you and are available 24 hours a day, free of charge. To contact a member of this committee, please call the hospital operator by dialing "0" and request the on-call bioethics team.