These are stressful times. If you would like to contact a social worker, psychologist or child life specialist for information on community referrals or coping resources, you can call 312.227.4118 and leave a message. Your call will be returned within 24 hours, Monday through Friday. Non-urgent questions only. For emergencies, call 911.
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If you need to make hard decisions about your child’s care, ethics consultants can help. These specially trained professionals respect your personal and spiritual values, and can help you make difficult medical choices.
Working with an ethics consultant can help you...
Talk through options
Clarify goals for your child’s care
Know that your child’s caregivers understand what you want
Talk to an ethics consultant when you...
Are unclear about what to do next for your child
Have doubts about the best healthcare decision
Examples may include when you:
Disagree with doctors about the best treatment
Struggle with a treatment that might save your child’s life but also causes pain and suffering
Don’t know if you should decide to stop a treatment
Question how much to share with your child or family members
Are unsure if organ donation conflicts with your beliefs
Need help with end-of-life issues
If you want an ethics consultation, you can...
Talk it over with any member of your healthcare team