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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.

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Abstract

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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ID Code: 48210
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Removal of life sustaining treatment, parental authorisation, health law, family law, parental responsibility
ISSN: 0312-1658
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: 24 Jan 2012 09:54
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2012 08:53

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