Release of first position statement on clinical ethics

Date published:
13 Jan 2021

The RACP Clinical Ethics Position Statement has been produced by the Clinical Ethics Working Party led by Dr Linda Sheahan. Recognising that ethics is fundamental to clinical practice, the position statement advocates for a more formalised approach to clinical ethics, to better support practitioners in the contemporary health context.

It is the first position statement of its kind to be developed by a medical college, and calls for Clinical Ethics Support Services to be embedded within the healthcare systems of Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. Members are encouraged to consider the increasing importance of continuing to develop their own clinical ethics capacity, and how access to a clinical ethics support service might support difficult decisions in their own workplaces.

Download RACP Clinical Ethics Position Statement

Learn more about the RACP Ethics Committee

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