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Should law have a role in end-of-life care?

White, Benjamin P., Willmott, Lindy, Parker, Malcolm, Cartwright, Colleen, & Williams, Gail (2012) Should law have a role in end-of-life care? Internal Medicine Journal, 42(9), pp. 966-968.

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Abstract

What do physicians think of law? Do they know the law? What role does it have in the provision of end-of-life care? Physicians in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland are being asked about these issues in a study by the Queensland University of Technology entitled ‘Withholding and withdrawing life-sustaining treatment from adults who lack capacity: The role of law in medical practice’. This research 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: 53770
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.1445-5994.2012.02883.x
ISSN: 1444-0903
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
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Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 The Authors. Internal Medicine Journal Copyright 2012 Royal Australasian College of Physicians
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Deposited On: 20 Sep 2012 22:45
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2014 22:13

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