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Innovative medical treatment is essential to the development of medicine and we need to be constantly moving forward. However, in a world where we are constantly confronted with ‘the new’ and it is lauded as the next great thing, there is an assumption that new automatically means better. This assumption is reflected in the ongoing […]
On Wednesday 9 July, the Adelaide Law School will host Professor Tim Caulfield from the University of Alberta, Canada, who will speak on ‘Health Myths and the Forces that Twist’. There is now more health research and sources of health information than ever, and survey research tells us that the public has a strong interest […]
The recent extension of Belgium’s euthanasia laws to include children has been widely reported and sent some ripples of concern through the community. Underlying this is, however, a note of caution. In a recent piece in The Conversation the authors call for caution in considering the new laws and their implications. They point out that […]
The annual AABHL conference is a wonderful opportunity to engage in inter-disciplinary discussion about health law and ethics. The call for abstracts is now open: On behalf of the organising committee it is our pleasure to invite you to the Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law (AABHL) conference in Perth from the 2nd-4th of […]
There have recently been some events that demonstrate the problems arising when brain death is misunderstood. Legally and medically, irreversable cessation of all functions of the brain means that a person is dead. This of course is simple to say but given that a patient is often on ‘life’ support when the diagnosis occurs, there […]
Friday 23rd August, 11am – Karen Gross ‘The Role Institutions Play in Functional Insolvency Systems’ – Could a macroeconomic theory developed to explain the prosperity/poverty divide actually resolve a persistent regulatory problem? Friday 23rd August, 11:30am – Craig Ellis ‘Renewable Energy and Property Theory’ – Assuming a 100% renewable energy supply, would energy be considered […]