The Clinical Ethics Resource provides an extensive range of resources addressing the ethical and legal issues experienced by those working in clinical environments. Health professionals face challenging issues on a daily basis. This website seeks to offer resources and best practice guidelines to assist with those decisions.
The website is part of a larger study into the practice of clinical ethics in New South Wales, Australia. The aim of the project is to identify what resources are necessary to develop clinical ethics capacity within the New South Wales health system, for example providing clinical ethics committees and/or making clinical ethics training more widely available. This web-based resource is aimed at providing initial support to people who are looking for further information and resources.
Search by topic to access guidelines, legislation, case law and position statements/policies of government authorities and professional bodies. We have also included references to some of the key articles and commentaries on particular topics.
While our focus is on the position in New South Wales our collection of resources comes from all around Australia and the world. If you have additional resources that should be included, please get in touch.