Parental responsibility and removal of life sustaining treatment : Re Baby D
Cooper, Donna M. (2011) Parental responsibility and removal of life sustaining treatment : Re Baby D. Queensland Lawyer, 31, pp. 162-164.
The case of Re Baby D (No. 2) has been described as a “landmark decision” as to whether parents themselves can authorise medical staff to withdraw life-sustaining treatment from their child or are required to seek the permission of a court or tribunal. The reasons for the decision that the removal of an endotracheal tube from the airway of Baby D was to treat “a bodily malfunction or disease” and therefore could be authorised by the parents will be explored.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Removal of life sustaining treatment, parental authorisation, health law, family law, parental responsibility|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Family Law (180113)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2011 Thomson Reuters|
|Deposited On:||23 Jan 2012 23:54|
|Last Modified:||24 Jan 2012 22:53|
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