The content below is a sample of the content identified at a specific date by the HONcode team that justifies the respect of the eight ethical principles.
healthdirect editorial oversight occurs at two levels:
Strategic development of new services and features is managed by the Healthdirect Australia Digital Services team to ensure usability and overall quality of the website and its content.
Content development is overseen by the Clinical Governance team to ensure all health and clinical related content is safe, appropriate and current.
The following are the ways we collect and create trusted health information for you to access on healthdirect
A number of health writers, journalists and researchers contribute to Healthdirect Australia’s content development process, including:
Dr Mark Ragg, on behalf of RaggAhmed – MBBS BA
Jane Carstens – B App Sc (nursing) B Bus Com (Journalism)
Deb Hirst – Bachelor of Nursing, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
Karyn Weitzner – PhD Chemistry, Bachelor of Science (Hons), Grad Cert Journalism
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THE ONLINE SERVICES ARE NOT INTENDED FOR USE IN EMERGENCY SITUATIONS. IF YOU ARE SUFFERING AN ACUTE ILLNESS OR EMERGENCY CONDITION, CALL TRIPLE ZERO (000) AND ASK FOR AN AMBULANCE.
The Information contained in, or accessed through, the Online Services (e.g. via video calls) is for your general information and use only and is not intended to be used as medical advice.
Information provided as part of a Symptom Checker facility (both the website and the telephone service) may be used to assist you to manage non-acute medical conditions and locate medical assistance. Information provided as part of the Thesaurus may be used to assist you to browse or search for medical, health and human services related concepts in order to provide a reference source of health and related services information. However, this information and any other Information is not a substitute for independent professional advice and should not be used as an alternative to professional health care. If you have a particular medical problem, please consult a healthcare professional. Symptom Checker and the Thesaurus are not diagnostic tools.
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The services available through Healthdirect Australia are wholly or jointly funded by the Australian Government, and a number of the state and territory governments, and are provided free of charge for the benefit of the Australian public.
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