Position/s

Associate Lecturer in Law , Associate Lecturer, Flinders Prevention, Promotion and Primary Health Care
Flinders Law School

Associate Lecturer in Health Law
Social Health Sciences

Biography

I am a specialist health law academic. I lecture both in Law and in the School of Medicine. I split my time so that I am in Law the first half of the week, and in Medicine the second half. My specialty is health law, an area which I teach, research, and publish in.

Qualifications

  • BA (ANU)
  • LLB (Adelaide)
  • GDLP (UniSA)
  • LLM (Flinders)

Honours, awards and grants

Flinders University Teaching and Innovations Grant 2004.
Team Application - Ms Judith Bannister, Mr David Worswick and Professor Gary Davis
School of Law, Faculty of Education, Humanities, Law and Theology
Awarded for the Modularisation of teaching and learning in LLAW 1101 Legal Method (Legal Research).

Key responsibilities

I work in two schools: Law and Medicine. My responsibilities vary with location.
Law Responsibility:
In Law I teach various core topics, that have in the past included Legal Method, Administrative Law, Tort Law and Health Law. In 2013 I will be teaching and coordinating the popular and relevant elective Health Law. This toopic frequently leads to higher degree papers. I conduct research into Health law and am doing papers on medical tourism. I am on the law board, and law board of examiners. My chief administrative responsibility is as law school photographer. Duties include taking photos at functions, post-processing images, archiving , printing, resizing and transmitting images. I work closelely with marketing and publicity officers to create images for the law school and university use.
Medical School Responsibility:
Since 2010 I have been employed by the School of Medicine (0.5FTE) as a lecturer in Health Law responsible for the provision of legal information into the School of Medicine. This is chiefly done at first and second year level, where I lecture about legal regulation of healthcare, consent, negligence, professional regulation, records, and privacy and confidentiality. I work closely with the Professor of Ethics and Professionalism to integrate ethicsc, professionalism and law training for all medical students. I am publishing articles about medical tourism and also provide legal expertise and guidance to the Flinders School of Medicine's PBRC Committe that looks at disciplinary issues arising within the School.

Teaching interests

Health Law

Topic Coordinator:

Topic Lecturer:

Research expertise

  • Law

Research interests

Health Law

Supervisory interests

  • Health law

RHD research supervision

Current

Associate supervisor : Health Law (2) ; Transgender law (1) ;

Publications

  • Worswick, D.G. (2009). Law in Society: How do People Access Justice? In Michelle Sanson, Trischa Baker, ed. Connecting with Law. 1st ed. South Melbourne: Oxford University Press, pp. 315-340.
  • Worswick, D.G. (2009). The Profession: What do Lawyers do? In Michelle Sanson, Trischa Baker, ed. Connecting with Law. 1st ed. South Melbourne: Oxford University Press, pp. 286-314.
  • Worswick, D.G. (2009). Research: How do I find the law? In Michelle Sanson, Tricia Baker, ed. Connecting with Law. 1st ed. South Melbourne: Oxford University Press, pp. 93-125.
  • Worswick, D.G. (2009). My Law Career: How can I best prepare for it? In Michelle Sanson, Trischa Baker, ed. Connecting with Law. 1st ed. South Melbourne: Oxford University Press, pp. 341-361.
  • Worswick, D.G. (2009). Applying Law: How are cases resolved? In Connecting with Law. 1st ed. South Melbourne: Oxford University Press, pp. 258-285.
  • Worswick, D.G. (1997). The Australian Security Intelligence Organisation. In Alan Leaver, ed. Investigating Crime: A guide to the powers of those agencies involved in the investigation of crime in Australia. 1st ed. Sydney: LBC Information Services, pp. 394-407.
  • Worswick, D.G. (1997). The Australian Securities Commission. In Alan Leaver, ed. Investigating Crime: A guide to the powers of those agencies involved in the investigation of crime in Australia. 1st ed. Sydney: LBC Information Services, pp. 365-393.
  • Worswick, D.G. (2012). Obtaining Informed Medical Consent: A legal perspective. Law Society Bulletin Sa, 34(1) pp. 22-26.
  • Steele, S. and Worswick, D.G. (2013). Destination Death: A review of Australian legal regulation around international travel to end life. Journal of Law and Medicine, 21(2) pp. 415-428.
    [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Young, R.W., Worswick, D.G. and Stoffell, B.F. (2001). Complementary Medicine in Intensive Care: Ethical and Legal Perspectives. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 29(3) pp. 227-238.
    [PubMed]
  • Steele, S. and Worswick, D.G. (2013). Destination Death: A review of Australian legal regulation around international travel to end life. Journal of Law and Medicine, 21(2) pp. 415-428.
    [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Young, R.W., Worswick, D.G. and Stoffell, B.F. (2001). Complementary Medicine in Intensive Care: Ethical and Legal Perspectives. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 29(3) pp. 227-238.
    [PubMed]
  • Worswick, D.G. (2009). Law in Society: How do People Access Justice? In Michelle Sanson, Trischa Baker, ed. Connecting with Law. 1st ed. South Melbourne: Oxford University Press, pp. 315-340.
  • Worswick, D.G. (2009). The Profession: What do Lawyers do? In Michelle Sanson, Trischa Baker, ed. Connecting with Law. 1st ed. South Melbourne: Oxford University Press, pp. 286-314.
  • Worswick, D.G. (2009). Research: How do I find the law? In Michelle Sanson, Tricia Baker, ed. Connecting with Law. 1st ed. South Melbourne: Oxford University Press, pp. 93-125.
  • Worswick, D.G. (2009). My Law Career: How can I best prepare for it? In Michelle Sanson, Trischa Baker, ed. Connecting with Law. 1st ed. South Melbourne: Oxford University Press, pp. 341-361.
  • Worswick, D.G. (2009). Applying Law: How are cases resolved? In Connecting with Law. 1st ed. South Melbourne: Oxford University Press, pp. 258-285.
  • Worswick, D.G. (1997). The Australian Security Intelligence Organisation. In Alan Leaver, ed. Investigating Crime: A guide to the powers of those agencies involved in the investigation of crime in Australia. 1st ed. Sydney: LBC Information Services, pp. 394-407.
  • Worswick, D.G. (1997). The Australian Securities Commission. In Alan Leaver, ed. Investigating Crime: A guide to the powers of those agencies involved in the investigation of crime in Australia. 1st ed. Sydney: LBC Information Services, pp. 365-393.
  • Worswick, D.G. (2012). Obtaining Informed Medical Consent: A legal perspective. Law Society Bulletin Sa, 34(1) pp. 22-26.

Professional and community engagement

Health Law Committees, Ethics Committees, Health Law Consultation/Panels etc., Law School Board, PBAC Committee Medical School, First Year teachers Committee (Law)

Photography, photo retouching work.

Expertise for media contact

Subject Titles

  • Health/Medical law

Interests

  • Health Law Also Medical Law, Medico-legal Issues.

Contact

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Phone: +61 8 82015549
Email:
Location: Law Commerce (233)
Postal address: GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Further information

Please note that email is the best means of contact, as I am frequently in different locations at the university.

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