Advance Health Directives: Competing Perceptions, Intentions And Use By Patients And Doctors In Queensland

  • Lindy Willmott Professor, Health Law Research Centre, Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology
  • Ben White Professor, Health Law Research Centre, Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology
  • Cheryl Tilse Associate Professor, School of Social Work and Human Services, The University of Queensland
  • Jill Wilson Professor, School of Social Work and Human Services, The University of Queensland
  • Kelly Purser Dr Kelly Purser, BA/LLB (Hons) (UNE), PhD (UNE), Health Law Research Centre, Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

This paper reports on mixed method empirical research undertaken with individuals who have completed advance health directives (‘principals’) and doctors who have either attested to the principal’s capacity when the document was completed or been called upon to use these documents in clinical settings. Principals and doctors appear to have different understandings of the purpose of these documents and their role in decision-making about medical treatment. We recommend changes to the advance health directive form in Queensland to promote informed decision-making which will help to better align perceptions of principals and doctors about the role of these documents.

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Published
Sep 24, 2013
How to Cite
WILLMOTT, Lindy et al. Advance Health Directives: Competing Perceptions, Intentions And Use By Patients And Doctors In Queensland. QUT Law Review, [S.l.], v. 13, n. 1, sep. 2013. ISSN 2201-7275. Available at: <https://lr.law.qut.edu.au/article/view/532>. Date accessed: 21 apr. 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.5204/qutlr.v13i1.532.
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Articles - General Issue

Keywords

advance health directives, guardianship
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