Clinical Ethics

Dr Andrew McGee1, Dr  Drew Carter2 1Australian Centre for Health Law Research, QUT, Brisbane, Australia, 2Adelaide Health Technology Assessment (AHTA), School of Public Health, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia This presentation examines what has been called the Equivalence Thesis in...
  • June 25, 2018
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Caitlin Davis1 1Australian National University The disciplines of ethics, science and the law often conflict when it comes to determining the limits and boundaries of embryo research. Under current Australian law and regulations, and in various other jurisdictions, research conducted...
  • June 15, 2018
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Dr Judith Kennedy1 1Consulting Rooms, Manly, Australia Medical practitioners treat patients. They can also make a wider contribution to society through opportunistic use of the treatment episode for activities such as research, teaching or encouraging organ donation. Irrespective of the...
  • June 15, 2018
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Dr John Hopkins1 1Psychological Medicine, Middlemore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand, , Supported decision-making involves providing support to people whose decision-making ability is impaired, to enable them to make their own decisions wherever possible. Article 12 of the United Nations Convention...
  • June 13, 2018
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Dr Sarosh Saleem1, Dr Fajar Raza2 1Shalamar Medical & Dental College, Lahore, Pakistan, 2Shalamar Medical & Dental College, Lahore, Pakistan The pressing need for familiarity with the ethical dimensions of health care is acknowledged worldwide. United Nations Educational, Scientific and...
  • June 13, 2018
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Dr John Lantos1 1Childeren’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Mo, United States Survival rates for babies born at 22 and 23 weeks are steadily improving at centers that offer active treatment to these babies. For example, survival rates for these babies...
  • June 13, 2018
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Dr Andrew Hutchinson1 1Grantley Stable Neonatal Unit, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Herston, Australia, 2University of Queensland, Faculty of Medicine, Herston, Australia, 3Department of Paediatrics, Mackay Base Hospital, Mackay, Australia Extreme prematurity presents a number of challenges for health systems,...
  • June 13, 2018
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A/Prof. Clare Delany1 1Children’s Bioethics Centre, Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne , West Brunswick , Australia In simpler times (1767), doctors informed patients so they could take courage for whatever the doctor deemed necessary.  Doctors’ ethical obligations seemed simple; decide necessary...
  • June 13, 2018
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Dr Rosalind McDougall1 1University Of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia Artificial intelligence is increasingly being developed for use in clinical care.  AI-based diagnosis has been shown to be highly accurate in several clinical contexts compared with experienced doctors.  AI can conduct a...
  • June 13, 2018
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Dr Jenny Jones1 1Metro South Health, Brisbane, Australia, 2Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia The growth of innovative technologies through collaborative research is leading to increased ethical challenges within the clinical environment. Drawing on a recent case consultation, this paper addresses...
  • June 13, 2018
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