Benjamin P. White

Ben White graduated with first class Honours and a University Medal in Law from the Queensland University of Technology. He won a Rhodes Scholarship to complete a DPhil at Oxford University, where his doctoral thesis investigated the role that consultation plays in the law reform process. Before joining the Law School, he worked as an associate at the Supreme Court and at Legal Aid Queensland.

Between 2005 and 2007, Ben was appointed as the full-time Commissioner of the Queensland Law Reform Commission where he had carriage of the Guardianship Review on behalf of the Commission. He also served as a part-time Commissioner between 2007 and 2010.

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Assisted dying and evidence-based law-making: a critical analysis of an article’s role in New Zealand’s referendum

Aim: To critically analyse the reliability of an article which claims to be evidence that the End of Life Choice Act 2019 provides a “potential hotspot for family, community and social discord that may not be easily remedied” should the legislation receive public support in...
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Association between region of birth and advance care planning documentation among older Australian migrant communities: a multi-center audit study

Abstract: Objectives: This study explored associations between birth region, socio-demographic predictors and advance care planning (ACP) uptake. Methods: A prospective, multi-center, cross-sectional audit study of 100 sites across eight Australian jurisdictions. ACP documentation was audited in the health records of people aged 65 years or...
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Advance care planning in Australia during the COVID-19 outbreak: now more important than ever

The COVID‐19 situation has emerged rapidly and will continue to evolve. In the rush to ‘ready the ship’ from a logistical and health system perspective, it is important to also consider the significance of everyday clinical interactions, person‐centred care and the opportunities for addressing advance...
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A stepped-wedge randomised-controlled trial assessing the implementation, impact and costs of a prospective feedback loop to promote appropriate care and treatment for older patients in acute hospitals at the end of life: study protocol

This intervention is expected to have a positive impact on the care of older patients near the end of life, specifically to improve clinical decision-making about treatment pathways and what constitutes appropriate care for these patients.
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Nurses' knowledge of law at the end of life and implications for practice: a qualitative study

The aim of this research was to explore nurses' experiences and knowledge of the law relating to the provision of end-of-life pain and symptom relief.