Lindy Willmott

Professor Lindy Willmott graduated with first class honours in law from the University of Queensland. She joined the Law Faculty in 1986 and teaches in health law (both in the undergraduate and postgraduate course). She also supervises a number of PhD students in the area of Health Law. Professor Willmott is a Co-Director of QUT’s Australian Centre for Health Law Research, and publishes extensively in the area of Health Law, specialising in end-of-life decision-making and guardianship law. For six years, Lindy was a part-time member of the Guardianship and Administration Tribunal (and then the
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A model voluntary assisted dying bill

Voluntary assisted dying is a vexed and contested issue. Despite this complexity, over recent years there has been a shift in the national debate as successive governments put the issue of voluntary assisted dying on the political agenda.
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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.
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Evidence-based law-making on voluntary assisted dying

This paper argues that evidence-based law making by parliamentarians is needed as they deliberate proposed voluntary assisted dying laws. There has been limited recognition of the value of evidence-based approaches in the discipline of law
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Factors associated with non-beneficial treatments in end of life hospital admissions: a multicentre retrospective cohort study in Australia

This paper presents the first statistical modelling results to assess the factors associated with non-beneficial treatment (NBT) in hospital, beyond an intensive care setting. The findings highlight potential areas for intervention to reduce the likelihood of NBTs.
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Regulating voluntary assisted dying in Australia: some insights from the Netherlands

Over two decades of Dutch experience with voluntary assisted dying can inform deliberations about the nature of a regulatory framework in Australian jurisdictions, according to the authors of this article.
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