The Royal Research Projects

The Legal Services Department of Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH),  the QUT Faculty of Law and the School of Public Health and Social Work from the Faculty of Health, have developed an initiative where QUT students undertake focused inquiry into practice challenges at RBWH which contain a combination of legal and social considerations.

The first of what is expected to be a number of projects will seek to understand how the use of Advanced Health Directives can be improved. A team of six (6) QUT students from law and social work/ human services will work collaboratively on the project for 12 weeks in semester 1, 2013. It is anticipated that future teams will continue the work in subsequent semesters. The team will be supervised by the A/Director Legal Services, RBWH with the assistance of two QUT academics who have health law expertise.

QUT social work and human services contact for the project is Dr Phil Crane, School of Public Health and Social Work, QUT.