Regulating the provision of health care in the aged care sector

RMIT Researchers

  • Professor Penelope Weller

Project Description

The aged-care sector is made up of a mixture of private, public and charitable organisations, regulated by state and or federal laws. The public/private model means these businesses mediate the delivery of health care to aged care residents. This research investigates the patchwork of laws and regulation comprising the legal protection of the right to health in Australia in the context of aged care.


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Key Words

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, informed consent, therapeutic privilege, supported decision making, the right to health

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RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer