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Killing which averts suffering: the role of norms and empathy

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GA ID:
GA28575-V1
Agency:
Australian Research Council
Approval Date:
27-Nov-2018
Variation Publish Date:
16-Jul-2019
Variation Date:
16-Jul-2019
Category:
Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research
Grant Term:
3-Jun-2019 to 2-Jun-2022
Value (AUD):
$403,232.00 (GST inclusive where applicable)
Varies:
GA28575 - Killing which averts suffering: the role of norms and empathy

Ad hoc/One-off:
No
Aggregate Grant Award:
No

PBS Program Name:
ARC 18/19 Discovery
Grant Program:
Discovery Projects
Grant Activity:
Killing which averts suffering: the role of norms and empathy
Purpose:
Abattoir workers and butchers kill animals to prepare food, farmers to cull stock, and veterinarians to alleviate suffering. Soldiers kill other humans in war, police or security guards to protect the public, and doctors to enact legal euthanasia. Research shows that these tasks can be confronting, and even traumatic. This project aims to test the processes through which people learn socially supported palliative killing to avert suffering and their neural underpinnings, with a focus on norms and empathic distress. It will focus on two core samples: veterinarians, who must euthanize animals, and health practitioners in Victoria, where legal changes will introduce ‘voluntary assisted dying’ in mid-2019. It will investigate how practitioners learn palliative killing, and what the impact is on psychological variables such as empathy and identity. It will generate new understandings of social influence around life and death decisions, provide an evidence basis to inform policy makers, and help institutions and practitioners seeking to manage distress and respond to fast-moving, controversial policy changes.

GO ID:
GO Title:
Discovery Projects commencing in 2019
Internal Reference ID:
DP19 Round 1
Selection Process:
Targeted or Restricted Competitive

Confidentiality - Contract:
No
Confidentiality - Outputs:
No

Grant Recipient Details

Recipient Name:
The University of Queensland
Recipient ABN:
63 942 912 684

Grant Recipient Location

Suburb:
ST LUCIA
Town/City:
ST LUCIA
Postcode:
4067
State/Territory:
QLD
Country:
AUSTRALIA

Grant Delivery Location

State/Territory:
QLD
Postcode:
4067
Country:
AUSTRALIA

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