Futile choices: Wooing doctors to acknowledge the law in Queensland

Parker, Malcolm H. (2010) Futile choices: Wooing doctors to acknowledge the law in Queensland. Journal of Law and Medicine, 18 1: 32-37.

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Author Parker, Malcolm H.
Title Futile choices: Wooing doctors to acknowledge the law in Queensland
Journal name Journal of Law and Medicine   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1320-159X
Publication date 2010-09
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 18
Issue 1
Start page 32
End page 37
Total pages 6
Place of publication Rozelle, N.S.W., Australia
Publisher Law Book Co
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted abstract
End-of-life decision-making continues to challenge health care providers, patients, families, regulators and judges. The Queensland State Coroner's findings in the 2009 inquest into the death of June Woo resulted in a submission from concerned clinicians to the Queensland Law Reform Commission's review of the State's guardianship regime, claiming that the judgment held problematic implications for future practice. This column summarises the State Coroner's findings and recommendations, and critically analyses the clinical response, focusing on consent requirements that, while peculiar to Queensland, illustrate continuing tensions surrounding decision-making conflicts at the end of life.
Keyword Informed consent
Resuscitation orders
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Created: Thu, 10 Mar 2011, 14:02:11 EST by Dr Malcolm Parker on behalf of School of Medicine