Ethics Framework

Policies & Guidelines, Info for Health Professionals

Alberta Health Services is pleased to announce the launch of its Ethics Framework. The Ethics Framework provides a one-stop-shop summary of the resources available to staff, physicians and volunteers to support ethical decision-making and build our collective ‘ethics IQ’.

Building a Culture of Ethics

The ultimate goal of the AHS Ethics Framework is to embed ethics reflection and action into all aspects of healthcare and services across the organization.

The Framework has two sections:

  1. Ethics Decision-Making Resources
    Describes AHS Values and Ethics Support in the areas of Clinical Ethics, Research Ethics, Quality Improvement/Evaluation Ethics and Ethics and Compliance.
  2. AHS Values-Based Decision-Making Toolkit
    Outlines a step-by-step decision-making process that can be used to help identify and address ethics issues as they arise.

Quick Reference


AHS Ethics Framework – is a living document that will be enhanced and refined over time.

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