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Clinical Ethics Group

of the GEC is to offer assistance to healthcare teams for ethical reflection and decision-making in difficult situations. It aims to promote dialogue between the people concerned in order to help them find their own way towards an ethical solution. Its opinion is consultative and not decision-making. It also contributes to ethical reflection in the organization of care and in health prevention.


  • Crew

    The GEC is a multidisciplinary group, made up of doctors, midwives, nurses, psychologists, educators, philosophers, sociologists, lawyers, health economists, hospital administrators, user representatives and doctors. appointed by the Council of the College of Physicians of Calvados.

    All are bound by professional secrecy. The files are presented there anonymously.

  • The Clinical Ethics Group

    Why consult the GEC ?

    If you are confronted with an ethical problem in the field of care, you can seek the opinion of the GEC . This consultation must relate to a concrete situation concerning a patient, whether clinical or relating to hospital life.

    The GEC is not intended to resolve a general question or provide medical advice. It is not intended for expertise and will not be called upon for conflicts between people, nor for complaints.

    Since its creation, the GEC has addressed the following topics in particular:

    • consent of patients under guardianship,
    • limitation of care in neonatology, geriatrics,
    • caring for a patient at the end of life,
    • recognition and application of advance directives…
    Who can consult the GEC ?
    • a patient
    • one of his relatives
    • a member of the hospital staff
    • a care team.