Crime or care? The problem of cause of death and intention to kill, in end-of-life care
Cameron Stewart is an Associate Professor and Director of the Centre for Health Governance, Law and Ethics at Sydney Law School and Associate Professor at the Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine at Sydney Medical School. He has degrees in Economics, Law and Jurisprudence. He has worked in the Supreme Court of New South Wales and has practised commercial law at Phillips Fox, lawyers.
His previous appointment was at Macquarie Law School, where he spent 10 years, the last of which as Dean. He is Vice-President of the Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law. Associate Professor Stewart is the Associate Editor in Law of the Journal of Bioethical Inquiry and the co-editor of the Ethics and Health Law News Service. He also runs a website on Discovering Australian Guardianship Law.
He has worked on a number of projects for NSW Health, the NSW Guardianship Tribunal, the Office of Public Guardian and Alzheimer's Australia. His current projects include studies on umbilical cord blood banking, direct to consumer advertising, guardianship law and consent to high risk medical procedures.
Dr Frank Brennan MBBS, DCH, DipObs, FRACP, FAChPM, FACLM, LLB, is a palliative care physician based in Sydney. As a doctor, he has worked in Australia, South Africa, Ireland and India. In 2009, he published Standing on the Platform - Stories and Commentaries From Palliative Care*. Many of those stories have been published in The Griffith Review and The Financial Review and have been broadcast on ABC Radio. In November 2010, he was appointed as a Renal-Palliative Care physician at St George Hospital, the first position of its kind in Australia.
He is also a lawyer, was an Associate to Justice Mary Gaudron and has written extensively on the human rights dimensions of pain management and palliative care.