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This patient information brochure is designed to raise awareness of the importance of venous thromboembolism (VTE) prevention among hospital patients. 

Factsheet
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National Institute of Clinical Studies has developed a set of evidence-based resources to improve the care of acute stroke patients in emergency departments.

Guideline
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This guide emphasises the importance of basing guideline recommendations on the systematic identification and synthesis of the best available scientific evidence. Levels of evidence, quality of evidence, relevance of evidence and strength of evidence are outlined.

Guideline
Current

This handbook explains the usefulness and relevance of economics in clinical practice guidelines. It provides information on how to assess cost-effectiveness and if a chosen alternative is economically feasible.

Guideline
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How to Prepare and Present Evidence-based Information for Consumers of Health Services: A Literature Review presents evidence-based information help health service users with decision making.

 

Guideline
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This handbook focuses on changing clinical practice through dissemination and implementation of clinical guidelines or other evidence-based information.

Guideline
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Human Ethics Committees have a difficult and sometimes controversial role in guiding the Australian research community’s work with people. Challenging ethical issues in contemporary research on human beings focuses on some of the most challenging ethical issues using case studies and through discussions.

Report
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The aim of the Guidelines is to provide health professionals, policy makers and the Australian community with evidence-based advice on the health effects of drinking alcohol. The Guidelines also aim to help individuals make informed decisions about their drinking habits.

Guideline
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The Australian Guidelines for Water Recycling: Augmentation of drinking water supplies builds on guidance provided in Phase 1 on the planned use of recycled water (treated sewage and stormwater) to top up drinking water supplies.

Guideline
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NHMRC provides advice about the care of people in post-coma unresponsiveness (vegetative state) or a minimally responsive state. 

 

Guideline
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These Guidelines aim to protect us from threats posed by the recreational use of coastal, estuarine and fresh waters, such as natural and artificial hazards. 

Guideline
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This criteria must be used for determining embryos that are considered unsuitable for implantation and that may be used for research. The NHMRC will continue to work with the scientific community to update and refine these Objective Criteria as additional scientifically authenticated information becomes available.

 

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We provide resources to assist researchers and members of animal ethics committees (AECs) to consider the ethical and welfare issues about the use of genetically modified and cloned animals. 

These guidelines outline ethical principles for health professionals involved in donation after death and provide guidance on how these principles can be put into practice.

Clinical guideline
Under review

This booklet aims to help people think through some ethical issues and make decisions about living organ and tissue donation. If you are thinking of making a living donation, the doctors caring for you can give you more information that is relevant to your situation.

Guideline
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The booklet aims to help people think through some ethical issues and make informed decisions about organ and tissue donation after death.

Guideline
Under review

These guidelines outline ethical practice for health professionals involved in living organ and tissue donation and provides guidance on how these principles can be put into practice.

Clinical guideline
Under review

The Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research, 2007 (the 2007 Code) guides institutions and researchers in responsible research practices and promotes research integrity. It assists institutions in developing their own employee codes of conduct and procedures for the investigation of allegations of research misconduct by providing a comprehensive framework of acceptable academic standards.

Policy
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This document outlines required essential nutrient intake believed adequate to meet the nutritional needs of the majority of healthy people to prevent deficiency. The document can be used by health professionals to assess the likelihood of inadequate intake in individuals or groups.

Guideline
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Cultural Competency in health: A guide for policy, partnerships and participation is designed to help policy makers and stakeholders develop culturally competent policies throughout the health system.

Guideline
Current

Making decisions about tests and treatments: principles for better communication provides principles for healthcare consumers and healthcare professionals.

Factsheet
Current

Keeping research on track: a guide for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples about health research ethics is designed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities when they are considering conducting or being involved with health research.

 

Guideline
Under review

Review of the use of microwave therapy for the treatment of patients with cancer is the final report on the therapeutic effectiveness of microwave (UHF radiowave) cancer therapy as practised by Dr John Holt in Western Australia.

Clinical guideline
Current

This handbook provides information to assist developers of clinical practice guidelines in summarising the evidence of the effects of socioeconomic position and other markers of disadvantage, on health outcomes and health care delivery.

Clinical guideline
Current

This document provides guidance to researchers and Human Research Ethics Committees on the complex considerations necessary in the conception, design and conduct of appropriate research in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Guideline
Rescinded

How to use the evidence: Assessment and application of scientific evidence focuses on how to evaluate and use the evidence gathered from a systematic literature review to inform the development of evidence-based clinical guidelines.

Clinical guideline
Under review

How to review the evidence: Systematic identification and review of the scientific literature describes how to systematically identify scientific literature relevant to a particular question.

Clinical guideline
Under review

How to present the evidence for consumers: Preparation of consumer publications is based on current scientific literature about how to best prepare and present evidence-based information.

Guideline
Current

The statement of strategic intent of NHMRC is to work in consultation with governments and the community for the health of all Australians, by promoting informed debate on ethics and policy, providing knowledge based advice, fostering a high quality and internationally recognised research base and applying research rigour to health issues.

Corporate Plan
More than five years old

The Australian Health Ethics Committee is concerned with the ethical implications of medical research and practice and of health care in general. One of the committee's major current interests is in the ethics of health care resource allocation. This is the second paper of a series on this topic.

Guideline
Current