ETHICAL STANDARD

The Stonehill Ethics Committee works in collaboration with residents, families, and employees to understand and assist during difficult healthcare dilemmas. Here’s how:


ADVANCE CARE PLANNING

Advance Care planning helps residents make decisions about the care they would want to receive if they become unable to speak for themselves. Stonehill social workers are available to assist residents in completing an advance directive. Residents can also request an Ethics Consultation through our social workers at 563-690-9646 or the Administrator at 563-690-9634.

 

ETHICS CONSULTATION

When end-of-life decisions become difficult and complicated, Stonehill provides an Ethics Consultation. This approach assists those facing decisions for residents and their families at a time when treatment becomes burdensome to the resident without providing benefit.

REVIEW OF POLICIES

Our Ethics Committee further assists in the review of policies and guidelines to ensure they reflect the Stonehill mission, values, and ethical best practices.

VIEW RESOURCES

These resources, developed by the Stonehill Ethics Committee, were created to assist residents and their families:

Healthcare Power of Attorney (PDF)
Completing IPOST (Iowa Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment) Information and Ethical Guidance (PDF)
IPOST Form (PDF)
Ethics Consultation Service (PDF)
Ethics Consult Record (PDF)
Making Decisions about Medically Assisted Nutrition and Hydration in Long-Term Care (PDF)
Resident Bill of Rights and Responsibilities (PDF)