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Here are just a few of the difficult decisions the ECS can help with:

            Beginning of life decisions


  • medical interruption of pregnancy


  • reproductive technology

      End of life decisions


  • withholding or withdrawing treatment


  • controlling pain and suffering


  • providing medically futile or inappropriate care

            Patient Rights


  • refusing treatment


  • demanding treatment


  • living wills and other advance directives


  • deciding for incapacitated patients

            Resource Allocation


  • organ donation and transplantation


  • blood transfusions

            Patient Confidentiality


  • protecting patient privacy


  • HIV infection


  • sexually transmitted disease


  • substance abuse