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Integrated Ethics

In VA, anyone (patients, staff, families) can request an ethics consultation. Staff do not have to ask permission or get approval from anyone to request a consult. A consultation cannot by cancelled by others.

Patients and families can request an ethics consultation without having to go through a VA staff member.

Consultations are confidential, but not anonymous. 

There is no financial charge and no penalty.


Marianne Burda MD, PhD, HEC-C

Clinical Ethics Consult Coordinator

VA Chillicothe health care