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The Palliative Care Research Network Presents:

Community members’ knowledge of and perceptions about the role of law at the end of life: Some empirical findings 

By  Professor Lindy Willmott (Queensland University of Technology, QLD)

Law can have an important role in medical decision-making at the end of life. For example, it governs whether individuals can insist on certain kinds of treatment, or having their wishes followed if they lose capacity, or whether they can receive pain relief at levels that may also hasten their death. 

This presentation reports on preliminary findings of empirical research into knowledge of community members about the law, as well as their perceptions about the role that law plays at the end of life. 

About the Speaker 


Lindy Willmott

Lindy is a Director of the Australian Centre for Health Law Research which is based in the Law Faculty at the Queensland University of Technology. She publishes extensively in the health law field, including as a co-editor of a leading text in the field, Health Law in Australia (3rd ed., Thomson, forthcoming 2017) and specialises in the law at end of life.

She has been a Chief Investigator on a number of Australian Research Council and NHMRC research projects. Between 2002 and 2007 she was a part-time member of the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal. Lindy is a Board Member of Palliative Care Australia, an Associate Editor of the Journal of Medical Ethics, and is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Law and Medicine

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