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Patients behaving badly – balancing duty of care, trepass to the person, autonomy, police powers and legal rights Patients who are aggressive or violent are common in emergency departments (ED). Some want to discharge themselves before assessment and/or treatment has...
  • October 13, 2021
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Drew Carter1 1University of Adelaide, South Australia Since 2018, DonateLife South Australia and the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) have collaborated to deliver routine family follow up after bereavement in the intensive care unit (ICU) (see https://doi.org/10.1071/AH20005). This follow up includes...
  • September 17, 2021
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Mrs Roseanne Sadd1 1Otago University, Tauranga, New Zealand Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination of health profession students is justified as a duty of care to students, their patients, and the public at large. Health profession students have a duty of care to...
  • September 17, 2021
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Dr Mikaela Brusasco1 1The Prince Charles Hospital, Chermside, Qld The Victorian Human Tissue Act 1982 was instituted almost forty years ago and serves to govern (among other purposes) the use of human tissue in paediatric bone marrow transplantation. Such donations...
  • September 17, 2021
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Briony Johnston   Biography  Ms Briony Johnston is in the second year of her PhD with the Faculty of Law, University of Technology Sydney. Her candidature is supported by the Australian Research Council Discovery Project Grant, ‘Taking Action: Increasing Advance...
  • August 24, 2021
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Mike Smith Suicide rates have been increasing and there is a global imperative to address this. In healthcare a policy has emerged which involves the widespread use of suicide risk assessments in mental health interactions as a way to detect...
  • August 24, 2021
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Associate Professor Neil Pickering1 1University of Otago A patient, A, is faced by a choice between two options – to consent to a treatment which will highly likely cure their otherwise almost certainly fatal disease, or to refuse to consent,...
  • August 23, 2021
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Ms Josephine Johnston1 1University Of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand New international guidelines released in June 2021 are the first to establish ethics guidance for the study of human embryos beyond 14 days of development, marking a significant shift in the...
  • July 15, 2021
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Associate Professor Jaklin Eliott1, Professor  Bernadette Richards1 1University Of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia We report findings of a qualitative study exploring perspectives of eight rural and urban lawyers in South Australia regarding the Advance Care Directives (ACD) Act 2013 (SA) (‘Act’)...
  • July 15, 2021
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