End of Life

End of Life

Challenging legal issues must be addressed at the end of life to ensure that people can die as well as possible.

Our research explores legal, ethical and policy issues in death and dying, including:

  • withholding and withdrawing life-sustaining medical treatment
  • provision of futile treatment at end of life
  • capacity determinations for medical treatment at the end of life
  • advance care planning
  • palliative care
  • voluntary assisted dying and euthanasia
  • organ and tissue donation.

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