Should Law Have a Role in End-of-Life Care?

Internal Medicine Journal, 42(9), pp. 966-968, 2012

4 Pages Posted: 10 Jul 2016

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Ben White

Queensland University of Technology - Faculty of Law

Lindy Willmott

Queensland University of Technology - Faculty of Law

Malcolm Parker

University of Queensland - School of Medicine

Colleen Cartwright

Southern Cross University

Gail Williams

University of Queensland

Date Written: 2012

Abstract

What do physicians think of law? Do they know the law? What role does it have in the provision of end-of-life care? Physicians in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland are being asked about these issues in a study by the Queensland University of Technology entitled ‘Withholding and withdrawing life-sustaining treatment from adults who lack capacity: The role of law in medical practice’. This research aims to examine the role that law plays in decisions to withhold or withdraw life-sustaining treatment from adults who lack capacity.

Keywords: Health law, End of life decision-making, Withholding and withdrawing treatment, Life-sustaining treatment, Knowledge of law, Advance care planning, Adult guardianship law

Suggested Citation

White, Ben and Willmott, Lindy and Parker, Malcolm and Cartwright, Colleen and Williams, Gail, Should Law Have a Role in End-of-Life Care? (2012). Internal Medicine Journal, 42(9), pp. 966-968, 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2806823

Ben White (Contact Author)

Queensland University of Technology - Faculty of Law ( email )

Level 4, C Block Gardens Point
2 George St
Brisbane, QLD 4000
Australia

HOME PAGE: http://staff.qut.edu.au/staff/whiteb/

Lindy Willmott

Queensland University of Technology - Faculty of Law ( email )

Level 4, C Block Gardens Point
2 George St
Brisbane, QLD 4000
Australia

HOME PAGE: http://staff.qut.edu.au/staff/willmott/

Malcolm Parker

University of Queensland - School of Medicine ( email )

St Lucia
Queensland 4072
Australia

Colleen Cartwright

Southern Cross University ( email )

Lismore, New South Wales 2480
Australia

Gail Williams

University of Queensland ( email )

St Lucia
Brisbane, Queensland 4072
Australia

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