Rights, Social Justice and Health

Rights, Social Justice and Health

Dental patientThe human condition is shaped by vulnerability: our experience of needing to stay safe while we exercise our autonomy. For many of us, our autonomy involves the desire to remain an active agent in our own lives. At RSJH, we conduct research to understand how law, ethics and medical practice affect us when our autonomy is threatened or restricted – or our health, safety and rights are compromised – due to disability, age or immaturity.

Our research focuses on:

  • Contentious bioethical issues
  • Substitute and supported decision-making for adults with cognitive disabilities
  • Mental health law
  • Children’s health
  • Child maltreatment identification, prevention and response
  • Decision-making in organ and tissue donation, transplantation and utilisation
  • Medical research

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