Australians hold the healthcare sector in high regard.
One of the takeaways from this is that people trust their doctors.
In a research titled The Ethical Advantage: The Economic and Social Benefits of Ethics to Australia, the government found out that healthcare is the most ethical industry across Australia.
The common underlying ethical themes such as honesty, respect, and fairness are the major things that were pointed out by the respondents.
The Australian Consensus Framework was launched in 2018 and it already received more than 70 signatures across the sector.
ACF delivers collaboration and interaction in ethical terms, allowing the promotion of public confidence and commitment.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, ACF conducted ethical collaborations that increased the supply of medical equipment and medicines. They also guaranteed access to more beds for patients and identified community healthcare needs.
The Australian Ethical Health Alliance (AEHA) implemented ACF and endorsed the report and considered it as a pleasing shift to introduce ACF.
AEHA Chair Adrian Cosenza said that much has been achieved by the participants in the sector.
The report strongly resonated with the principles of AEHA.
RACGP Acting President Associate Professor Ayman Shenouda has welcomed the results and believes that leadership demonstration can be manifested across the health system.
Associate Professor Shenouda said that the results manifest the commitment of healthcare providers to deliver good levels of care to the communities.
He said that general practice should continue serving as the benchmark of ethics rating.