The hospital's Ethics Committee can help patients and families with difficult decisions about health care. The committee can help you understand options for care and treatment and give you advice based on experience and the wishes of the patient. Counsel from your clergyman is welcome. To contact the committee during weekday work hours, call extension 8117 from inside the hospital or 410-535-8117 from outside the hospital. Evenings and weekends, ask your nurse to contact the hospital supervisor.