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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