Healthcare Research Ethics and Law: Regulation, Review and Responsibility by Hazel BiggsHealthcare Research Ethics and Law: Regulation, Review and Responsibility by Hazel Biggs

Healthcare Research Ethics and Law: Regulation, Review and Responsibility

byHazel BiggsEditorHazel Biggs

Paperback | November 19, 2009

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The book explores and explains the relationship between law and ethics in the context of medically related research in order to provide a practical guide to understanding for members of research ethics committees (RECs), professionals involved with medical research and those with an academic interest in the subject.

Healthcare Research Ethics and Lawsets out the law as it relates to the functions of Research Ethics Committees (RECs) within the context of the process of ethical review and aims to be accessible and readily understood by REC members. Each chapter begins by locating the material within the practical context of ethical review and then provides a more theoretical and analytical discussion detailing how the theory and practice fit together. The key legal issues of confidentiality, consent and negligence are addressed in detail, alongside practical guidance as to how and when liability may be incurred in these areas. In addition, the practical and legal implications of the implementation of European Directive 2001/20/EC, the Human Tissue Act 2004 and the Mental Capacity Act 2005 are considered alongside a discussion of their socio-political background and relevance for medical research in the UK.

Professor Hazel Biggs is Professor of Medical Law at the University of Southampton, UK.
Title:Healthcare Research Ethics and Law: Regulation, Review and ResponsibilityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.7 inPublished:November 19, 2009Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:041542917X

ISBN - 13:9780415429177

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Table of Contents

1. IntroductionPart 1  2. Brief History of Research Ethics  3. Research Ethics in Theory and Practice  4. Legal Liabilities of RECs  5. Consent  6. Confidentiality Issues in Research Part 2: Specialist Concerns  7. Researching Vulnerable Groups  8. Human Tissue  9. Conclusions and Thorny Issues

Editorial Reviews

" This is a timely publication which provides a useful source for those wishing to find out more about how the regulation of healthcare research operates in the United Kingdom. It will prove particularly helpful as a portable source of reference for members of research ethics committees, or RECs." - Robin Mackenzie, University of Kent, Research Ethics Review (2010) Vol.6, No 1