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The Legal Toolkit provides practical information about the law at end of life for the aged care sector. It contains useful resources on end of life legal issues commonly encountered in aged care to help you to know the law and to support your practice. To find out more, read our Legal factsheet (701kb pdf).
Overview of End of Life Law in AustraliaCapacity and Consent to Medical TreatmentAdvance Care DirectivesSubstitute decision-makingWithholding and Withdrawing Life-Sustaining
Medical TreatmentMedication for Pain and Symptom ReliefFutile or Non-Beneficial TreatmentEmergency Medical TreatmentManaging Disputes About Medical
Treatment decision-makingAssisted Dying
Preview of Professors Lindy Willmott and Ben White discussing end of life law in aged care for health professionals and aged care workers.
Page updated 02 March 2020