Privacy and genetic information

The NHMRC Guidelines for Health Practitioners in the Private Sector for the Use and Disclosure of Genetic Information provides a range of scenarios designed to assist medical practitioners when issues of consent arise in relation to genetic information. Review this case.

New Code of Ethics for Midwives

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA), Australian College of Midwives (ACM), Australian College of Nursing (ACN) and Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) have agreed to jointly adopt the International Council of Nurses ‘Code of ethics for nurses’ and the International Confederation of Midwives ‘Code of ethics for midwives’ as the guiding documents for ethical decision-making for nurses and midwives in Australia.

Rising to the challenge of a New Year

As the New Year commences it is inevitable that thoughts turn to plans for the year ahead. How will it be different from last year? What do you want to change and how will you change it? It’s the perfect time to review, reflect and make a plan.

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