Transparent triage policies during the COVID-19 pandemic: a critical part of medico-legal risk management for clinicians
This journal article provides an overview of current COVID-19 triage policies in Australia.
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
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.
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.
A perfect storm: fear of litigation for end of life care
Should doctors fear legal sanction for using opioids at the end of life? A perfect storm arises from a rare confluence of adverse meteorological factors, and is a metaphor for an especially bad situation caused by a combination of unfavourable circumstances. Health care at the...