Be the trusted authority for ensuring clinical, professional and training standards in the provision of quality, patient-focused emergency care.
Promote excellence in the delivery of quality emergency care to all our communities through our committed and expert members.
ACEM’s Core Values
These values define the organisation’s guiding principles, and underpin the way ACEM works in order to meet its vision and mission of ensuring the highest standards are maintained in the training of emergency physicians, and in the provision of emergency care to the communities of Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.
In 2022, we will be highlighting one of the four ACEM Core Values every quarter throughout the year. Check back for stories from trainees, members and staff about the importance of the values, how they demonstrate them in their work and how they see the values represented in their emergency departments.
Read more about each core value below.
We work for one another, for patients and for other health professionals. We practise in ways that defer to the inherent humanity of others, that give space and opportunity to the thoughts and minds of the people we work with, and that give regard to their position of strength or vulnerability.
We care for one another, for patients and for other health professionals. We practise in ways that are honest, authentic and upright, and uphold the guiding principles and standards of emergency medicine.
We are fair to one another, to our patients and to other health professionals. We work in ways that are impartial and aware. We acknowledge disparities in health outcomes across Australia and New Zealand, and we strive for a system and service that is better.
We partner with one another, with patients and with other health professionals. We unite to achieve better outcomes, to learn and to advance as a body, as a specialty, and as a practice.