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Clinical Ethics Service - SESLHD

Clinical ethics is a theory-based discipline, which applies a structured approach and expertise to assist health professionals to identify, analyse and resolve ethical issues.

The South East Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) Clinical Ethics Service is a resource for clinical staff and management across the district. We provide expertise to help healthcare practitioners and management to understand and explore values-based issues in a systematic and reflective way.

The Clinical Ethics Service provides the following services to SESLHD staff:

  • Ethics education
  • Organisational ethics
  • Clinical case consultation
  • Research

More details related to our objectives can be found in our strategic plan.

What can I do if I have an ethical concern?

If you have an ethical concern about a healthcare service provided by the SESLHD you have a number of options:

  • Raise the issue directly with the health practitioner providing the service
  • Ask for a second opinion
  • Contact the Clinical Ethics Service to discuss your concern
  • If you wish to make a complaint you can contact the hospital complaints officer



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Education and Events

The Clinical Ethics Service holds two clinical ethics forums per year on topical issues in clinical ethics. These forums are open to the public.

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About us

The members of the Clinical Ethics Service and the Clinical Ethics Committee

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Links and Resources

Useful links for clinicians and researchers