Overriding Advance Refusals of Life-Sustaining Medical Treatment

Medicine and Law, 25, p. 647, 2006

Posted: 10 Jul 2016

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Lindy Willmott

Queensland University of Technology - Faculty of Law

Ben White

Queensland University of Technology - Faculty of Law

Michelle Howard

Independent

Date Written: 2006

Abstract

This paper explores the excuses upon which health professionals can rely at common law and under Australian legislation to decline to follow valid advance directives that refuse life-sustaining medical treatment.

Keywords: Advance directives, End of life decision-making, Adult guardianship law, Living wills

Suggested Citation

Willmott, Lindy and White, Ben and Howard, Michelle, Overriding Advance Refusals of Life-Sustaining Medical Treatment (2006). Medicine and Law, 25, p. 647, 2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2806843

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/

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/

Michelle Howard

Independent

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