What Do Emergency Physicians Think of Law?
Emergency Medicine Australasia, 24(4), pp. 355-356, 2012
6 Pages Posted: 10 Jul 2016
Date Written: 2012
What do emergency physicians think of law? Do they know the law? What role does it have in the practice of emergency medicine? Emergency physicians in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland are being asked about these issues in a study by the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, titled ‘Withholding and withdrawing life-sustaining treatment from adults who lack capacity: The role of law in medical practice’. The study 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
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