Health Law

David M Studdert

Understanding Gun Violence in America

David M. Studdert, Professor of Law and Medicine at Stanford University, was guest speaker at the Australian Centre for Health Law Research 8th Annual Public Oration. David explored gun violence in the United States, where approximately 40,000 Americans are killed by gunshot wounds each year. David discussed whether…

Cardiac Monitor

Resource limitations and End of Life decision making

Approximately 30% of adults in Australia die after a decision to stop or not start potentially life-sustaining treatments, including mechanical ventilation, artificial nutrition and hydration, and CPR. While these decisions are a common part of mainstream medical practice, they raise practical, legal and ethical challenges. A central justification…