What Do Emergency Physicians Think of Law?

Emergency Medicine Australasia, 24(4), pp. 355-356, 2012

6 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 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

Suggested Citation

White, Ben and Willmott, Lindy and Parker, Malcolm and Cartwright, Colleen and Williams, Gail, What Do Emergency Physicians Think of Law? (2012). Emergency Medicine Australasia, 24(4), pp. 355-356, 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2806825

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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