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Medical ethics

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Clinical ethics
Health ethics
NARROWER TERMS


Discussion paper

Please check-in: a blueprint for a safe, fair and ethical vaccination 'passport'

Mass vaccination is needed to mitigate against the effects of COVID-19, and to help Australia start to ease restrictions. This paper explores some fundamental principles which form the blueprint for a safe and ethical 'vaccination passport' system.
Guide

Ethics in evaluation

This document outlines the ethical issues that should be considered in any evaluation and provides guidance on when an evaluation is likely to need a formal review by a Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC).
Report

Biotechnology and security threats: national responses and prospects for international cooperation

Cutting-edge biotechnology, mainly consisting of gene editing, gene drives and gene synthesis, is developing and changing rapidly. This report examines the overall planning and governance of biotechnology around the world.
Report

Chatbots RESET: a framework for governing responsible use of conversational AI in healthcare

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) and chatbots in healthcare is a true reflection of the current times, when the world had to move in a flash to digital systems. The Chatbots RESET framework reflects months of effort by the project community, with contributions from...
Fact sheet

Fact Check Fact File: Could the government make a COVID-19 vaccine mandatory in Australia?

Enforcing mandatory vaccination is a complicated proposition intersecting public health, rights to bodily autonomy and medical ethics. RMIT ABC Fact Check takes a look at whether mandatory vaccination could be enforced in Australia.
Report

Genomic data policy framework and ethical tensions

Policy should reflect a society’s ethical positions on issues, and too often the two are divorced until a conflict arises. As such, the tools in this document are presented as a starting point to develop or refine a set of guiding principles and ethical standards...
Report

2019 Survey of research culture in Australian NHMRC-funded institutions: survey findings report

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) is committed to ensuring that NHMRC-funded research is of the highest quality. In May 2019, the NHMRC commissioned ORIMA Research to conduct a survey on its behalf in relation to the research culture in Australian NHMRC-funded institutions...
Guide

Shaping the future of health and healthcare: leapfrogging with precision medicine

This guidance document offers a collection of case studies and set of questions to prompt deeper discussions about ethical tensions pertinent to the collection and use of genomic data.
Discussion paper

Mitochondrial donation: issues paper

This paper provides an overview of mitochondrial donation and related ethical and social issues in the context of Australian law. The purpose of this paper is to inform and engage the Australian community and to seek views on the issues raised.
Report

Policy and investment recommendations for trustworthy AI

This report contains policy and investment recommendations for trustworthy Artificial Intelligence, addressed to EU institutions and Member States. The High-Level Expert Group on AI puts forward suggestions that can guide trustworthy AI towards sustainability, growth and competitiveness, as well as inclusion – while empowering, benefiting...
Strategy

Ethics guidelines for trustworthy AI

The guidelines put forward a set of 7 key requirements that the expert group believes AI systems should meet in order to be deemed trustworthy. A specific assessment list aims to help verify the application of each of the key requirements. The first draft of...
Report

Artificial intelligence in healthcare

This report explores the clinical impact of AI for doctors and patients in the UK in the near future. It is not an exhaustive analysis of the potential of AI or the implications for clinical care, but a snapshot of 12 areas that will be...
Report

Science of mitochondrial donation and related matters

This report looks at the science of mitochondrial donation and evaluates whether the Australian government should consider making mitochondrial donation available within Australia, and if so, under what kind of regulatory regime.
Briefing paper

Electronic health records

This POSTnote explains the plans to introduce electronic health records for everyone. As well as background on what information such records will contain, the paper discusses the opportunities and challenges implementing them will involve.
Video

Ethics of euthanasia and assisted suicide

Professor Peter Singer (Princeton) and Associate Professor Charles Camosy (Fordham University) debated the ethics of euthanasia and assisted suicide at the International Conference on End of Life in Brisbane, 2014. The conference was co-hosted by QUT’s Australian Centre for Health Law Research, Dalhousie Health Law...
Guide

Clinical ethics capacity building resource manual

The Clinical Ethics Capacity Building Resource Manual is aimed at institutions such as hospitals and clinics and provides information and tools for use in: facilitating building clinical ethics capacity, managing operational issues associated with clinical ethics services, and providing ethics consultation, including a review of...