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Resolving conflict in the application of principles guiding the withholding and withdrawal of life-sustaining measures

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Jennifer Butler
A comprehensive statutory regime governs the withdrawal and withholding of life-sustaining measures when such decisions are made on behalf of incompetent adults. This regime contains two sets of principles which govern decisions to withhold or withdraw life-sustaining measures. However there can be conflict in the application of these principles which further complicate an already difficult decision. This paper explores the conflicts that can arise from the application of the principles governing the withholding and withdrawal of life-sustaining measures in Queensland with reference to the decisions of the Queensland Guardianship and Administration Tribunal.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Volume

5

Issue

2

Start Page

56

End Page

69

Number of Pages

14

ISSN

1832-2050

Location

Rockhampton, Qld

Publisher

Central Queensland University

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Faculty of Business and Informatics; Not affiliated to a Research Institute;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Studies in learning, evaluation, innovation and development.

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CQUniversity

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