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What do emergency physicians think of law?

White, Benjamin P., Willmott, Lindy, Parker, Malcolm, Cartwright, Colleen, & Williams, Gail M. (2012) What do emergency physicians think of law? Emergency Medicine Australasia, 24(4), pp. 355-356.

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Abstract

What do emergency physicians think of law? Do they know the law? What role does it have in the practice of emergency medicine? Emergency physicians in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland are being asked about these issues in a study by the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, titled ‘Withholding and withdrawing life-sustaining treatment from adults who lack capacity: The role of law in medical practice’. The study aims to examine the role that law plays in decisions to withhold or withdraw life-sustaining treatment from adults who lack capacity.

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ID Code: 53769
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Health law, End of life decision-making, Withholding and withdrawing treatment, Life-sustaining treatment, Knowledge of law, Advance care planning, Adult guardianship law
DOI: 10.1111/j.1742-6723.2012.01586.x
ISSN: 1742-6731
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Aged Health Care (111702)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Care for Disabled (111703)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Law and Society (180119)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Research Centres > Law and Justice Research Centre
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 The Authors. EMA © 2012 Australasian College for Emergency Medicine and Australasian Society for Emergency Medicine
Copyright Statement: The definitive version is available at www3.interscience.wiley.com
Deposited On: 21 Sep 2012 08:52
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2013 06:44

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