Hospice of the Comforter's Ethics Committee functions as an advisory and educational resource. Its goal is to be a helpful forum for staff and others to process difficult end-of-life ethical issues facing patients, families and our hospice.
The committee has a three-fold purpose:
The HOTC Board of Directors authorizes the formation of the Ethics Committee. The board will appoint a chairperson and vice chairperson of the committee. A summary of ethical concerns will be presented to the board at least quarterly. The committee meets at least six times per year on a bimonthly basis. Ad hoc meetings can also be called as needed to respond to immediate needs.
Membership in the committee is granted by the appointed officers of the committee. Members participate with no limits on the term of service. The normal attrition of members will provide sufficient opportunity for new members.
Committee members, patients, families and staff are encouraged to submit cases or issues for discussion and feedback. They are also invited to attend the meetings and to enter into discussion. For more information, call 407-682-0808 or write to:
Hospice of the Comforter
Attn: Ethics Committee
480 W. Central Parkway
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
Current Members of the Hospice of the Comforter Ethics Committee: