Rethinking Life-Sustaining Measures: Questions for Queensland

QUT, Brisbane, Qld

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Ben White

Queensland University of Technology - Faculty of Law

Lindy Willmott

Queensland University of Technology - Faculty of Law

Date Written: 2005

Abstract

This paper comprehensively reviews the Queensland legislation that governs decisions to withhold and withdraw life-sustaining medical treatment. It identifies a number of problems with the current law and suggests ways in which it might be improved.

Keywords: Withholding or withdrawing life-sustaining medical treatment, End of life decision-making, Advance directives, Adult guardianship law, Law reform

Suggested Citation

White, Ben and Willmott, Lindy, Rethinking Life-Sustaining Measures: Questions for Queensland (2005). QUT, Brisbane, Qld. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2808858

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/

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