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Liam Cronan (Supreme Court of Vermont) recently published, Of Property and Pilgrims: The Myth of Communal Property and the Realities of Corporate Charters and Land Tenures in Plymouth Colony, 2024. Provided below is an Abstract: Each Thanksgiving, journalists discuss and…
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Mitchelle Musyoka (Independent) recently published, Regulation of Electronic Wills in Kenya: A Case for Reform?, 2024. Provided below is an Abstract: We live in what has been termed ‘a quicksilver technological environment’. Regardless of perceived ethical or enforcement limitations, laws…
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Jayne Hewitt (Griffith University – Griffith Law School), Nemat Alsaba (Independent), Katya May (Independent), Evelyn Kang (Griffith University), Colleen Cartwright (Southern Cross University), Lindy Willmott (Queensland University of Technology – Faculty of Law), Ben White (Queensland University of Technology -…
Continue Reading Article: End-of-life Decision-making in the Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit: Health Professionals’ Perspectives on and Knowledge of the Law in Queensland

Katherine Jackson, the mother of Michael Jackson, took in his three children, Bigi, Prince and Paris, after he died in 2009. Bigi, formerly Blanket Jackson, 15 years after losing his father, is now in a legal battle with his grandmother….
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Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Article: ‘Can a Relative Override a Patient’s Advance Care Directive?’: End-of-life Legal Worries of General Practitioners and Nurses Working in Aged Care

Ben White (Queensland University of Technology – Faculty of Law), Rachel Feeny (University of Queensland), Marcus Sellars (Independent), Penny Neller (Queensland University of Technology), Patsy Yates (Queensland University of Technology), and Lindy Willmott (Queensland University of Technology – Faculty of Law) recently published, ‘Can a Relative Override a Patient’s Advance Care Directive?’: End-of-life Legal Worries of General Practitioners and Nurses Working in Aged Care, 2024. Provided below is an abstract:
Background: This paper aimed
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Britney Spears has settled her legal dispute with her estranged father, Jamie Spears, finally ending their conservatorship case. The 42-year-old pop star’s life and finances were under Jamie’s control for 14 years, but the arrangement ended two years ago. The…
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Dane Norvell (Mississippi Law Journal, Forthcoming) recently published, The Appropriation of Black Postmortem Rights of Publicity In the Age of Police Brutality, 2024. Provided below is an abstract: In America, a lynched man’s circumstance is another man’s paycheck. For Black…
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Weiming Tan (National University of Singapore – Faculty of Law) recently published, Directors, Concurrent Fiduciary Duties, and Ad Hoc Fiduciary Relationships, 2024. Provided below is an abstract: In Tan Teck Kee v Ratan Kumar Rai, the Singapore Court of Appeal…
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Voluntary assisted dying is now lawful in all Australian states, with territories likely to follow. As this new end-of-life choice becomes more widely available and known, we should anticipate it arising during end-of-life care discussions with patients. In Australia, unlike some international models, voluntary assisted dying is not available to people without decision-making capacity. Therefore, patients cannot request voluntary assisted dying through an advance care directive or other advance care planning document. However, some competent adult patients undertaking advance care planning may want to discuss voluntary assisted dying. Reflection is needed to prepare patients, clinicians and health services for discussions
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