Bioethics

Health Care Law and Ethics

Author: N.A

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 505

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A spin-off publication of Health Law: Cases, Materials & Problems, 5th Edition, this casebook considers several subjects related to interdisciplinary health care decision-making issues, including research upon human subjects and institutional ethics committees. The materials are selected for their value in the classroom and the notes, questions, and comments prepare students for classroom discussion. The problems, which appear throughout the text, bring out the underlying substantive material in a realistic way. Includes sophisticated and lengthy notes to clarify issues. The book challenges those with legal, medical, and philosophical backgrounds, and is accessible to students without any background in bioethics.

Issues in Medical Law and Ethics

Author: Derek Morgan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135340986

Category: Law

Page: 304

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Thirty years ago, English jurist Patrick Devlin wrote: "Is it not a pleasant tribute to the medical profession that by and large it has been able to manage its relations with its patients ... without the aid of lawyers and law makers". Medical interventions at the beginnings and the endings of life have rendered that assessment dated if not defeated. This book picks up some of the most important of those developments and reflects on the legal and social consequences of this metamorphosis over the past ten years, and will be of interest to students of law, sociology and ethics who want a considered and critical introduction to, and reflection on, key issues in these pivotal moments of human life.

Medicine, Patients and the Law

Revised and Updated Fifth Edition

Author: Margaret Brazier

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141968656

Category: Law

Page: 672

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Medicine, Patients and the Law is a leading book in its field, aimed at practitioners and students of both law and medicine, as well as the general reader. It examines the regulation of medical practice, the rights and duties of patients and their medical advisers, the provision of compensation for medical mishaps and the framework of rules governing those delicate issues of life and death where medicine, morals and the law overlap. The fifth edition of this highly acclaimed book is fully updated to cover recent changes in law and medical practice. Clear explanations of legal issues make this book accessible and absorbing.

Law and Ethics in Complementary Medicine

A handbook for practitioners in Australia and New Zealand

Author: Michael Weir

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1952534984

Category: Medical

Page: 336

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A valuable resource for those in clinical practice and students undertaking primary and secondary qualifications in the complementary medicine and therapy disciplines.' Caroline Smith, Professor, Complementary Medicine Research, National Institute of Complementary Medicine, Western Sydney University Comprehensive, unique and reflective of the current Australian legislative framework and AHPRA regulations, Michael Weir's Law and Ethics in Complementary Medicine remains the most widely used reference text in the field. A valuable handbook for professionals, students and researchers, the text addresses legal and ethical issues across a broad range of traditional, complementary and integrative practices. The text deals with legal and ethical issues in clinical relationships and provides practical guidelines for setting up and running a professional practice. Michael Weir systematically outlines the various aspects of the law which impact on clinical practice, including legal obligations to clients, consumer legislation and complaints processes, and professional boundaries. He explains how to navigate professional indemnity insurance, and the steps you need to take in setting up a professional practice from establishing a business name to dealing with employees. He also outlines the role of codes of ethics, and explores how to deal with tricky ethical issues in daily practice. This fifth edition is fully updated with in-depth treatment of the issue of ethical practice and professional decision making. It addresses recent changes in regulation and case law, including the development of the National Code of Conduct for Healthcare Workers and also now includes yoga and holistic counselling as modalities of complementary medicine.

Comprehensive Medical Assisting Exam Review: Preparation for the CMA, RMA and CMAS Exams

Author: J. P. Cody

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133007929

Category: Medical

Page: 512

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Prepare your students for the CMA, RMA, or CMAS certification examinations with COMPREHENSIVE MEDICAL ASSISTING EXAM REVIEW, Third Edition. The book includes test information and preparation sections, review content on general, administrative, and clinical topics, and pre- and post-test exams for each test type. The new edition conforms to the latest content outlines from the AAMA and AMT. The accompanying CD-ROM includes over 1,600 questions and is fully customizable for individual study needs. Delmar is a part of Cengage Learning. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

An Introduction to Genetic Engineering, Life Sciences and the Law

Author: George Wei

Publisher: NUS Press

ISBN: 9789971692605

Category: Science

Page: 317

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The moral, social, economic and legal issues raised by work in the life sciences are immense. These include the legal issues that concern the use and abuse of genetic information. This book is an introductory survey of the relations between the life sciences and the law.

Manual for Research Ethics Committees

Centre of Medical Law and Ethics, King's College London

Author: Sue Eckstein,King's College (University of London). Centre of Medical Law and Ethics

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521810043

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 558

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The sixth edition of the Manual for Research Ethics Committees was first published in 2003, and is a unique compilation of legal and ethical guidance which will prove useful for members of research ethics committees, researchers involved in research with humans, members of the pharmaceutical industry and students of law, medicine, ethics and philosophy.

Medical Law and Ethics

Author: Shaun D. Pattinson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law and ethics

Page: 659

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'Medical Law & Ethics' presents students with the major moral theories, the relevance of medical ethics and the tensions faced by existing regulatory structures and the system of medical care.

Medical Ethics and Medical Law

A Symbiotic Relationship

Author: José Miola

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1847313698

Category: Law

Page: 240

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Medical law and ethics are frequently referred to in conjunction, and appear together in many textbooks. But do they combine to form a cohesive unit, and do they benefit each other? It may be argued that they do not, but rather suffer a symbiotic relationship, clashing rather than cooperating. This book examines this relationship, and how the law sees medical ethics. It then considers whether medical ethics functions in the way that the law thinks that it does. After providing a historical perspective that identifies medical ethics discourse as disjointed and fragmented, the book continues by examining key medico-legal case law and reports that have an inherent ethical content for clues as to how they define medical ethics and its role. It also considers how medical ethics sees the law, concluding that a misapprehension by each party as to what the other does creates a mutually harmful relationship between them.

Comparative Healthcare Law

Author: Peter De Cruz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135341125

Category: Law

Page: 784

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This book provides a comparative and accessible analysis of key areas of healthcare law, comparing English law with selected common and civil law jurisdictions within a framework of law and medical ethics, and encompassing pivotal cases, codes and legislation. The introduction examines medical decision making, and legal and ethical frameworks in Western and non-Western cultures. Part I examines healthcare law in England and Wales, including abortion, consent, confidentiality, children, euthanasia, persistent vegetative state patients, organ transplantation, sterilisation of the mentally incapacitated, surrogacy, UK cloning proposals and the landmark conjoined twins case. Part II covers non-English common law jurisdictions such as Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and certain American jurisdictions. Civil law examples focus on France and Germany, and, where appropriate, Scandinavian countries. International perspectives on abortion laws and euthanasia are also provided. The book concludes with a comparative overview, which highlights common healthcare themes across various jurisdictions. Comparative Healthcare Law brings together information never previously accessible within the covers of one volume, making this unique book indispensable for scholars and practitioners in the field of healthcare law.

Patients with Passports

Medical Tourism, Law, and Ethics

Author: I. Glenn Cohen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190218193

Category: Law

Page: 496

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Can your employer require you to travel to India for a hip replacement as a condition of insurance coverage? If injury results, can you sue the doctor, hospital or insurer for medical malpractice in the country where you live? Can a country prohibit its citizens from helping a relative travel to Switzerland for assisted suicide? What about travel for abortion? In Patients with Passports, I. Glenn Cohen tackles these important questions, and provides the first comprehensive legal and ethical analysis of medical tourism. Medical tourism is a growing multi-billion dollar industry involving millions of patients who travel abroad each year to get health care. Some seek legitimate services like hip replacements and travel to avoid queues, save money, or because their insurer has given them an incentive to do so. Others seek to circumvent prohibitions on accessing services at home and go abroad to receive abortions, assisted suicide, commercial surrogacy, or experimental stem cell treatments. In this book, author I. Glenn Cohen focuses on patients traveling for cardiac bypass and other legal services to places like India, Thailand, and Mexico, and analyzes issues of quality of care, disease transmission, liability, private and public health insurance, and the effects of this trade on foreign health care systems. He goes on to examine medical tourism for services illegal in the patient's home country, such as organ purchase, abortion, assisted suicide, fertility services, and experimental stem cell treatments. Here, Cohen examines issues such as extraterritorial criminalization, exploitation, immigration, and the protection of children. Through compelling narratives, expert data, and industry explanations Patients with Passports enables the reader to connect with the most prevalent legal and ethical issues facing medical tourism today.

Responsibility, Law and the Family

Author: Mr Craig Lind,Ms Heather Keating,Ms Jo Bridgeman

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409496147

Category: Law

Page: 296

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Focusing on moral, social and legal responsibilities as opposed to rights or obligations, this volume explores the concept of responsibility in family life, law and practice. Divided into four parts, the study considers the nature of family responsibility; constructions of children's responsibilities; shifting conceptions of family responsibilities; and family, responsibility and the law. The collection brings together leading experts from the disciplines of sociology, socio-legal studies and law to discuss responsibilities prior to birth, responsibilities for children, as well as responsibilities of children and of the state towards family members. The volume informs and challenges the developing conceptualization of responsibilities which arise in interdependent, intimate and caring relationships and their legal regulation. It will be of great interest to researchers and practitioners working in this complex field.

Ethics, Law, and Aging Review, Volume 7

Liability Issues and Risk Management in Caring for Older Persons

Author: Marshall B. Kapp, JD, MPH, FCLM

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826115799

Category: Medical

Page: 230

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Health care and human service professionals often experience anxiety about potential adverse legal repercussions for actions taken or not taken in the course of caring for patients or clients. In this volume, professionally distinguished and diverse authors discuss both the real and perceived legal liability context within which health and human service delivery to older persons takes place. The benefits and costs of litigious, legislative, and regulatory interventions on the quality of care and the quality of life for recipients of geriatric services is evaluated. Most important, chapters present suggestions for ways to effectively reduce or manage legal risks and anxieties while improving patient care. This volume fills a gap in the literature by providing careful and accurate analysis of legal issues rarely translated into practical and useful advice for health care and human service professionals.

Ethics in Public Health and Health Policy

Concepts, Methods, Case Studies

Author: Daniel Strech,Irene Hirschberg,Georg Marckmann

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400763743

Category: Philosophy

Page: 229

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Ethical issues associated with public health and health policy--related, for example, to pandemic plans and vaccination policies (c.f. SARS or pandemic influenza), preventive measures like screening (e.g. for breast cancer or dementia) or health information campaigns, social inequalities or health care rationing--are increasing in worldwide importance. Evidence-based information for valid benefit-harm assessment is often rare and hard to get for participants in public health interventions. Program implementation often disregards requirements of fair decision-making processes (like public participation, transparency, etc.). Originating from an international conference (based on a call for abstracts and external review), this volume contains contributions from a group of experts from multiple disciplines and countries. It covers (i) conceptual foundations of public health ethics, (ii) methodological approaches and (iii) normative analyses of specific issues and cases. Bridging theoretical foundations with practical applications, this volume provides a valuable resource for researchers, practitioners and students concerned with public health practice and policy.

Legal Aspects of Consent 2nd edition

Author: Bridgit Dimond

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1856424855

Category: Law

Page: 396

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This second edition has been revised and updated to reflect current changes in legislation on consent in the medical and healthcare setting. This book explores the law relating to consent, covering both the general principles where the patient is a mentally competent adult, and also the specialist areas of mental incapacity, children and parents. The text is written for all health professionals who care for the patient, and for patient service managers, patient groups, relatives, lecturers and others who are interested in understanding the law relating to consent.

Cuts and Criminality

Body Alteration in Legal Discourse

Author: Theodore Bennett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317155416

Category: Law

Page: 274

View: 9948

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This book investigates how and why the criminal law differentiates between different types of body alterations, with particular reference to how they are conceptualised within legal discourse. By drawing connections between types of body alteration that have traditionally been considered separately and discretely, the book allows analytical conclusions to be made about the law’s treatment of the general category of ’body alteration’ rather than merely about specific types of body alteration. Taking legal discourse as its analytical focus, the author critically examines a number of case studies to determine the techniques and processes by which some body alterations are discursively constructed as legitimate and legally approved, and by which other body alterations are discursively constructed as illegitimate and legally sanctioned. Specifically, the body alterations that are addressed include sadomasochistic injuries; female genital modification and male circumcision; cosmetic surgery, body modification and healthy limb amputation; and sex reassignment surgery and genital ’normalisation’ surgery. International in scope, the discursive analysis in the book will be of interest to academics and researchers working in the areas of socio-legal and cultural studies.