Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities

Patient Care

Northwestern University is an educational and research institution. Many of the members of the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities also provide clinical care to patients through Feinberg-affiliated hospitals and care sites.

Clinical Ethics

Clinical ethics is a practical discipline that provides a structured approach to assist health care providers, patients and their proxy decision makers in identifying, analyzing, and resolving ethical issues in clinical medicine. Many members of our center also serve on the ethics committees of our affiliated hospitals, or provide consultation on bioethical dilemmas in a care setting. Learn more about available clinical information and services via the information below.

Northwestern Memorial Hospital

For more information about ethics at NMH, contact Northwestern Memorial Hospital Ethics Committee co-chairs Kathy Johnson Neely, MD, MA, or M. Jeanne Wirpsa, MA, BCC.

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Lurie Children’s ethics consultation services are built into their culture of care. For more information about ethics at Lurie Children’s, contact Sabrina F. Derrington, MD.

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

The Donnelley Ethics Program provides clinical and research ethics consultations for patients, family members and staff at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. For more information, visit the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Donnelley Ethics Program website.