2021 Oral Presentation – Clinical Ethics

Dr Nathan Emmerich1 1ANU Australia Harman (2015; 2016) has recently advanced the notion of a morally permissible moral mistakes. Whilst it can be compared to the category of suberogatory acts (Driver 1992) it is arguably a more pragmatic notion, one...
  • July 13, 2021
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Dr Carolyn Johnston, Sharon Feldman 1University of  Tasmania, Hobart, Australia, 2University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia Clinical ethics services (CESs) are developing apace in Australia. They provide decision-making support to healthcare providers in ethically challenging scenarios through ethics case consultation. Clinical...
  • July 13, 2021
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Dr Lisa Mitchell1 1Barwon Health, Geelong, Australia The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety in Australia identified ageism as a ‘systemic problem’ with attitudes and assumptions about age affecting delivery and quality of both aged care and healthcare. ...
  • July 13, 2021
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Dr Mikaela Brusasco1, Dr Lachlan Hegarty2 1The Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane, Australia, 2Monash Health, Melbourne, Australia Recently, we wrote and published on how appropriate use of compulsory treatment for patients with psychiatric conditions can provide long-term empowerment. Since the publication...
  • July 13, 2021
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Dr Mikaela Brusasco1, Dr Lachlan Hegarty2 1The Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane, Australia, 2Monash Health, Melbourne, Australia Recently, we wrote and published on how appropriate use of compulsory treatment for patients with psychiatric conditions can provide long-term empowerment. Since the publication...
  • July 13, 2021
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Dr Sarah Heynemann1,2 1Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, Camperdown, Australia, 2Monash University, Clayton, Australia In January 2020, the World Health Organisation designated the COVID-19 pandemic a ‘public health emergency of international concern’ and noted the protection of health-care workers to be paramount....
  • July 13, 2021
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Dr Jodhi Rutherford1 1QUT, Australia It is known that in many places where VAD is legal, most doctors choose to not provide it. This can create access barriers for otherwise eligible persons seeking VAD if they are unable to locate...
  • July 12, 2021
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Ms. Caroline Variath1 1University Of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, 2Humber College ITAL, Toronto, Canada Background. In March 2021, amendments to the Canadian medical assistance in dying (MAiD) legislation with the enactment of Bill C-7 allow eligible people who lose decision-making capacity...
  • July 12, 2021
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Ms Hilary Bowman-Smart1,2 1Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Parkville, Australia, 2Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia In Victoria, termination of pregnancy (TOP) is legal at all gestations. As per the Abortion Law Reform Act 2008, TOPs post-24 weeks require...
  • July 12, 2021
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Ms Serene Ong1 1Centre for Biomedical Ethics, National University of Singapore, , Singapore For hereditary diseases, early awareness of genetic risk can improve outcomes for family members at risk. While there are strong clinical, public health, and social reasons for...
  • July 12, 2021
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