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Is being on a breathing tube what my dad would have wanted?

When can my daughter start making her own health care decisions?

Can I refuse treatment if it is against my beliefs?

Are we doing the right thing?  And what do we do if we don’t agree?




 Medical care can be complex and confusing and can touch on many of our important values and ideals. The Ethics Committee at UNC Hospitals has experienced consultants available to help free of charge when there is an ethical dilemma related to health care.


Read more about ethics consultations at UNC Hospitals (en Español)

Services offered by the Hospital Ethics Committee

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