Pandemic ethics considers the challenges raised by acute infectious disease outbreaks on the social, economic, and health of individuals and communities. How do we balance competing interests of health, security, and human freedoms? Purely utilitarian calculations of net benefit are fraught with difficult assessments of happiness. Whose happiness? Whose justice and which rationality? How do […]
A sense of environmental harmony is often elusive in a fragmented, industrialized society. SEC consults on the complex impact of irrigation policy on agricultural practices, the environment, and community health and sustainability. Solutions must be practical, inclusive, and ethical. This requires the involvement of interested parties in not only the outcomes but also the process […]
Angus J F Finlay Cameron, L Stewart BEc, LLB(Hons), Ph.D., Malcolm Parker MB BS, MLitt, MD, https://doi.org/10.5694/mja12.10734 Summary Open disclosure (OD) after adverse health care events is the subject of a national standard implemented in state health policy documents and is included in the Medical Board of Australia’s code of conduct for doctors. Nevertheless, doctors […]
Sarsfield Ethics Consultancy provides consultancy services for organisations experiencing cultural change. Our experience in corporate governance, professional well-being and ethics training allow us to advise organisations on the highest standards of legal, ethical and social responsibility. We have provided training and assistance to university boards, residential colleges, and community religious organisations on a wide range […]
Education is a lifelong, multidimensional process. SEC provides rural educational training and experiences for children, families, students, professionals in training and organisations. Contextually diverse classroom environments allow for better memory recall and training.
Reconnecting with the land through agriculture requires moving beyond zero sum problem solving. Dichotomous approaches that leave the environment degraded for profit or alternatively communities destroyed by “green-tape” are simply not sustainable. Traditional farming techniques draw from diverse sources of knowledge to optimise outcomes for both human and non-human ecology. For example, permaculture and diversity […]
Robert, R., Kentish-Barnes, N., Boyer, A. et al. Ethical dilemmas due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Ann. Intensive Care 10, 84 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13613-020-00702-7 Abstract The devastating pandemic that has stricken the worldwide population induced an unprecedented influx of patients in ICUs, raising ethical concerns not only surrounding triage and withdrawal of life support decisions, but also […]
Background A number of challenging ethical issues are raised by a potential influenza pandemic. Ethical concerns associated with the planning, preparedness and responses to future pandemics are important to consider, ensuring that response efforts are not hindered in the event of a pandemic. These include: priority of access to healthcare resources with increased demand and […]