SESLHD Clinical Ethics Committee
The SESLHD Clinical Ethics Committee is set up to provide an avenue for the review, analysis and reporting of ethical and legal issues arising in the care of patients.
The Committee's primary role is to clarify the ethical implications of policies and practice within the SESLHD, and its scope of activities and responsibilities include the following:
- To use transparent, robust methods consistent with institutional values to review policies that may have ethical concerns in their subject matter or implementation;
- To provide a forum where staff, patients and relatives may seek guidance on the ethical implications of care, including for individual patients;
- To provide an ethical framework to guide the development of policies;
- To initiate discussion on relevant matters that appear in the Committee's view to raise ethical concerns;
- To undertake education and research activities to support professional development and promote increased awareness and discussion of bioethical issues amongst staff and in the community;
- To provide clinical and organisational case consultation services to which clinicians may refer to for consideration.
See our Strategic Plan for more information.