Consultation: Making difficult decisions.The Northwest Center for Bioethics (NCB) provides research and education that applies biblical principles to ethical issues arising from moral dilemmas in health care decision making. We offer consultations to individuals and institutions that are seeking Christian opinions on appropriate application of biblical moral teaching to these medical ethical dilemmas.

Our resources, including online education, video instruction, and publications, provide assistance in addressing moral dilemmas rising from health care treatment decision making. Questions range from the application of the principle of double effect in pain control in end-of-life care, questions of cooperation in evil due to legal and professional mandates to situations in which an early induction of labor is justified during a difficult pregnancy. These questions could pertain to individual scenarios or to institutional health care policy development. Questions from individuals are welcome and responded to on a first come, first served basis. For questions from agencies and institutions questions priority will be given to those agencies and institutions which contribute to the Center and then prioritized based upon urgency. Consults have a suggested donation matrix m consistent with hours involved in the consult and financial constraints of the individual.

It is important to note that neither the NCB's moral analyses nor any other project of the NCB should be construed as an attempt to offer or render a legal or medical opinion or otherwise to engage in the practice of law or medicine, or other health care disciplines.

Questions should be handled in 5 business days, use our online Consultation Request Form to contact us. For immediate issues call our main number, listed below, during our regular business hours: Monday through Friday, 10 AM to 4 PM, Pacific Time. If you reach our voice mail we will endeavor to return your call within three hours of your message. We look forward to serving you, and those you serve.

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NOTE: The Northwest Center for Bioethics (Center) is a non-profit research and educational institute committed to applying the Scripture and the principles derived from them to ethical issues arising in health care. The Center provides consultations to institutions and individuals seeking its opinion on the appropriate application of Scripture and conservative Christian theology to these ethical issues.


Neither the Center's analyses nor any project or work of the Center should be construed as an offer or attempt to offer or render a legal or medical opinion or otherwise to engage in the practice of law or medicine, or other health care disciplines.