Overriding advance refusals of life-sustaining medical treatment

Willmott, Lindy, White, Benjamin P., & Howard, Michelle T. (2006) Overriding advance refusals of life-sustaining medical treatment. Medicine and Law, 25, p. 647.

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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.

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ID Code: 16968
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Advance directives, End of life decision-making, Adult guardianship law, Living wills
ISSN: 0723-1393
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Law not elsewhere classified (180199)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > OTHER LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (189900)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Health Law Research
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Medicine & Law
Deposited On: 18 Dec 2008 00:44
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2015 01:25

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