Senior Lecturer, NHMRC Early Career Fellow - University of Technology Sydney
Droit, Bioéthique, éthique
Responsibility for Iatrogenic Death: Bioethics as the unacknowledged source for criminal law’s doctrine of manslaughter by criminal negligence
My time at the Brocher Foundation will be consumed by an intensive period of research and writing on the role of the health care professions’ own ethical statements, values and practices as the otherwise unacknowledged source of the criminal law’s substantive doctrine of manslaughter by criminal negligence.
Flowing from this work I will begin to interrogate the applicability of this model to the legal doctrine in other jurisdictions. This work will provide content for a planned monograph on rethinking criminal responsibility for iatrogenic death.
David's work focuses on the legal, regulatory and governance challenges involved in the delivery of safe, effective and sustainable healthcare services. At present, he teaches and writes on the regulatory practice of health law, public health law and criminal law, applying theoretical and empirical methods in aid of advancing legal and regulatory strategies for reducing the burden of healthcare-related harm and death.