Enhancing community knowledge and engagement with law at the end of life.

Are you:

  • An adult patient with terminal cancer who is involved in your own medical decision-making?
  • An adult family member of an adult with terminal cancer who has witnessed or been involved in medical decision-making?

If you live in New South Wales, Queensland or Victoria and either of these questions apply we are seeking your participation in a study aiming to improve understanding of medical decision-making by people with cancer and their family members, including what decision-making practices you use and what support would assist you to make decisions. Study findings will inform the development of strategies for improving community members’ understanding and awareness of their legal rights and responsibilities in relation to end of life care.

This research has been approved by the QUT University Human Research Ethics Committee, The University of Queensland Behavioural & Social Sciences Ethical Review Committee, the Cancer Council NSW Ethics Committee and the Cancer Council Victoria Human Research Ethics Committee.  To minimise any possible distress, information on counseling services will be offered.

Contact: Rachel Feeney 0733652505

Email: rachel.feeney@qut.edu.au 

Web: www.qut.edu.au/research/eol-law 

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