Enhancing Community Knowledge and Engagement with Law at the End of Life (ARC Linkage Project administered by QUT) (2015–2018)
This project explores how and if members of the community understand and act upon their legal right to
participate in decisions about medical treatment for themselves or for their loved ones at the end of life. Little
is currently known about whether individuals know the law, or are able to exercise their legal rights to be
involved in the process of making decisions about treatment. This research will enhance patient and family
decision-making through a better understanding of legal rights, powers and duties and will improve the
experiences of patients and families at the end of life.