Doctors are clueless about end-of-life treatment laws

Doctors appear to have little clue on how to make competent end-of-life decisions involving withholding and withdrawing of medical treatment, according a study published in the MJA.

The study led by Ben White from the Queensland University of Technology shows a mean score of 3.26 out of seven in a knowledge test about the validity of an advance care directive and the authority of substitute decision-makers.