Patient Care Consulting Subcommittee
The subcommittee is available to:
- Designate a non-related surrogate for health care decisions for patients who are not capable decision makers and who have no surrogate available. The designated surrogates are friends of the patient who know the patient and his/her values, preferences, etc. These surrogates are not permitted to make decisions regarding withholding or withdrawing life-sustaining therapy (see MC Policy 0024).
- Allow the decision of the patients' agent for health care decisions over the patient's refusal after the subcommittee has affirmed and documented that the provision, continuation, withholding or withdrawing of the health care is ethically acceptable (see MC Policy 0191).
|Robert Boyle, M.D., Chair||Pediatrics|
|Jeffrey Barth, Ph.D.||Psychiatry & Neurobehavioral Sciences
|Jamieson Bourque, M.D.||Cardiology|
|James Childress, Ph.D.||Religious Studies|
|Marcia Childress, Ph.D.||Humanities in Medicine|
|Richard Colquitt, M.D.
|Elizabeth Epstein, RN, Ph.D.
||School of Nursing Faculty
|Lynne Fleming, Esq.||General Counsel|
|Daryl Gress, M.D.
||Neurology, Critical Care
|Beth Hodsdon, J.D.||General Counsel|
|Christine Lau, M.D.
|Liza Letzkus, RN
|Jackie Loach, RN||Patient Safety|
|Dea Mahanes, RN
|Sue McCoy, MD
|Father Nick Minich
||Community Clergy Representative
|Joann Pinkerton, M.D.||Obstetrics & Gynecology|
|William Potts, MSW||Social Worker|
|Gordon Putnam, D. Min.
|Renu Shah, M.D.
||Center for Biomedical Ethics
|Lois Sheperd, JD||Center for Biomedical Ethics|
|Lori Strauss, RN||Compliance|
|Cindy Wesley, RN||Community Relations|