Should law have a role in end-of-life care?
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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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|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|
|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. Internal Medicine Journal Copyright 2012 Royal Australasian College of Physicians|
|Copyright Statement:||The definitive version is available at www3.interscience.wiley.com|
|Deposited On:||21 Sep 2012 08:45|
|Last Modified:||26 Sep 2012 00:25|
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