Ethics

As a patient of Western Maryland Heath System, you and your loved ones are encouraged to discuss questions with your healthcare team so you can better understand your rights and responsibilities.

You have the right to participate in the discussion of ethical questions that arise, including conflict resolution, withholding resuscitative services, forgoing or withdrawing life-sustaining treatment and participation in investigational studies or clinical trials.

In resolving these conflicts or issues, you may contact our Ethics Committee at 240-964-8544 or 240-964-1920 after business hours.

Patient Rights and Responsibilities