Overriding Advance Refusals of Life-Sustaining Medical Treatment
Medicine and Law, 25, p. 647, 2006
Posted: 10 Jul 2016
Date Written: 2006
This paper explores the excuses upon which health professionals can rely at common law and under Australian legislation to decline to follow valid advance directives that refuse life-sustaining medical treatment.
Keywords: Advance directives, End of life decision-making, Adult guardianship law, Living wills
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