The Australian Ethical Health Alliance was formed in 2019 to promote the implementation of the Australian Consensus Framework (ACF), and Painaustralia is pleased to be a part of this Alliance. The ACF is a consensus of shared values and ethical principles that form the basis of collaboration and interaction among organisations in the Australian healthcare sector. It is a sector-led initiative and participation is voluntary. The Framework is inclusive and embracing – all healthcare organisations are welcome to participate, listen and participate in ACF activities.
The Alliance seeks to facilitate ethical behaviour across healthcare at the organisational level, provide general guidance to organisations, and encourage and monitor reporting of activities directly related to the principles outlined in the ACF. One of the priorities determined at the April 2019 ACF Implementation Workshop was to develop a website for the initiative, which is now accessible online at: https://www.ethicalhealth.org.au/