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Medical Ethics

Roper St Francis is an organization, which promotes and practices the values of its members in the healthcare delivery system. Our values include Compassion and Respect for our patients and co-workers, Justice which embraces our patients and co-workers and the poor and marginalized, Stewardship of all our resources, Quality and Innovation to meet the needs of our communities into the 21st century and beyond, Growth and development of our people and our services and Integrity, which assures everyone we are an organization which lives up to our word .

To help us preserve the integrity of our organization, Roper St. Francis sponsors the Ethics Committee of the medical staff. The Ethics Committee is accessible to serve the needs of our patients and staff in an advisory role on particular ethical situations, offering educational opportunities and by reviewing and recommending ethical policies. Anyone may request an ethics consultation for any concern, at any time. Simply contact a manager, nurse or nursing supervisor to activate the Ethics Consult Team for that facility and a review with recommendations will be conducted.

As a Catholic hospital, Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital provides services according to the guidelines of the Catholic Church under the guidance of the Unites States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and the Bishop of the Diocese of Charleston. These guidelines are called the Ethical & Religious Directives.

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