The Clinical Ethics Resource : helping health professionals with the difficult questions

The University of Sydney has launched a new website to help health professionals deal with the wide range of challenging ethical and legal issues they constantly encounter in their work.

The site, the Clinical Ethics Resource, was developed by the University and is funded by NSW Health. With over 500 links to resources this comprehensive website provides an extensive range of material addressing the ethical and legal issues experienced by the thousands of people working in clinical environments in the NSW health system. The site includes guidelines, tools, legislation, policy, reports, articles, books and examples of legal cases. The 19 categories covered on the Clinical Ethics Resource include genetics, health care management, ethics committees, Indigenous Australians, mental illness, end of life, organ and tissue donation, consent, reproductive health, confidentiality, research, negligence and standards of care and communication.

It is the sister-site to the highly successful Ethics and Health Law News Service developed by the same two University of Sydney centres and launched in 2009.

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