The Maryland Healthcare Ethics Committee Network


The Maryland Healthcare Ethics Committee Network (MHECN) is a membership organization, established by the Law and Health Care Program at the UM Carey School of Law. The purpose of MHECN is to facilitate and enhance ethical reflection in all aspects of decision making in health care settings by supporting and providing informational and educational resources to ethics committees serving health care institutions in the state of Maryland. The Network achieves this goal by:

  • Serving as a resource to ethics committees as they investigate ethical dilemmas within their institution and as they strive to assist their institution acting consistently with its mission statement;
  • Fostering communication and information sharing among Network members;
  • Providing educational programs for ethics committee members, other healthcare providers, and members of the general public on ethical issues in health care;
  • Conducting research to improve the functioning of ethics committees and ultimately the care of patients in Maryland

Contact Us

Anita J. Tarzian, PhD, RN
MHECN Program Coordinator
(410) 706-1126
atarzian@law.umaryland.edu

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