Health care ethics
Philosophy and ethical theory
Clinical medicine and practice
Paul Komesaroff is a practising physician and Professor of Medicine, and Executive Director of the international NGO Global Reconciliation. He has a PhD in philosophy and an international reputation in health care ethics, and has made a major impact on the field of clinical ethics in Australia. He has developed expertise in both qualitative and quantitative investigations of the social and cultural dimensions of health and health care.
As a physician, Paul’s field of specialty is endocrinology. He is Director of the international ethics centre, the Centre for Ethics in Medicine and Society. He believes that one of the objects of medical research is to contribute to the improvement of clinical practice and the development of new, more effective social policies.
Paul Komesaroff's Articles
What price a person?
Rather than basing decisions about ICU access on age, clinicians need to consider the potential benefits and burdens of treatments proposed for every patient.
Coronavirus: the ethical challenges
How prepared are we to give up some personal freedoms, and how do we allocate scarce resources? These are just some of the tough questions we face.
Victoria passes assisted dying bill, but how much will actually change?
Only a small number are predicted to take advantage of the legislation from mid-2019.