Law and Medicine: Current Legal Issues Volume 3 by Michael FreemanLaw and Medicine: Current Legal Issues Volume 3 by Michael Freeman

Law and Medicine: Current Legal Issues Volume 3

EditorMichael Freeman, Andrew Lewis

Hardcover | July 1, 2000

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Law and Medicine, the third volume in the Current Legal issues series, is a comprehensive and provocative treatment of an area that will stimulate and enlighten anyone interested in law and medicine. This volume considers the many areas where medicine intersects with the law. Advances in medical research, reproductive science and genetic research give rise to ethical and legal issues that are well known. These are reflected in chapters on cloning, organ donation, choosing geneticcharacteristics and the use of Viagra. At the same time changes in health care funding call into question the rights of patients, whilst a rise in medical negligence litigation calls into question the doctor's duty of care. What rights will patients have in a privately funded health service and what room is there for the patient's rightto choose or refuse treatment in such a system? The changing structure of health care is in the government's hands comes whilst the supply of technology and drugs flows unregulated by market forces. In the future clashes between what can be done and what ought to be done will be increasingly referred to the courts. All of these important andchanging facets of law and medicine are reflected in this collection.
Michael Freeman (Editor in Chief of Current Legal Publications and Editor of Current Legal Problems) is Professor of English law at UCL Andrew Lewis, (Associate Editor of Current Legal Publications, General Editor of Current Legal Issues) is Senior Lecturer is Law at UCL
Title:Law and Medicine: Current Legal Issues Volume 3Format:HardcoverPublished:July 1, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198299184

ISBN - 13:9780198299189

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Table of Contents

C. Newdick: Health Care in Private HandsF. Miller: Information, Technology, AccountabilityV. Harpwood: The Manipulation of Medical PracticeH. Teff: Clinical Guidelines, Negligence, PracticeL. Mulcahy: The Challenge of Medical Negligence ClaimsC. Schneider and M. Farrell: The Limits of Informed ConsentR. Bailey-Harris: Patient Autonomy - a Turn in the Tide?H. Forster and A. Flamm: Legal Limits: When does Autonomy Prevail?R. Dingwall: Law, Society, and the New GeneticsB. Steinbock: The Ethics of Human CloningB. Bennett: Diversity and the New GeneticsS. McLean: Gene Therapy - Cure or Challenge?K. Norrie: The Unborn Child and its Addicted MotherA. Ebrahim: The Embryo in Islamic JurisprudenceM. Freeman: The Best Interests of Very Sick ChildrenJ. Herring: Autonomy and Caesarian SectionM. Blake: Policing Pregnancy: Rights and WrongsL. Waller and D. Mortimer: The Gifts of Life-donating GametesF. Shenfield: Consent and Intent in Assisted ReproductionE. Boetzkes: Symbolic harm and Reproductive PracticesJ. V. Martinez: Inherent Rights in Assisted ReproductionH. Biggs and R. Mackenzie: Viagra and the Rhetoric of Choice and NeedC. Daniels and J. Golden: The Politics of PaternityJ. Harris: Research on Human SubjectsR. Dresser: Priorities for Biomedical ResearchN. Peart: NZ Health Research with ChildrenA. Vedder: Medical Data and the Need for PrinciplesD. Kloss: Pre-employment Health ScreeningA. Liu: Facilitating Live Adult Donor Transplants?H. Ducharme: Thrift Euthanasia in Theory and PracticeE. Bernat: The Comatose Pregnant WomanP. Bartlett: Taking Stock of the Mental Health ActB. Mahendra: Mind and Body: Medicine and Law

Editorial Reviews

`... this collection includes much interesting material from distinguished, as well as newer, scholars. ... [in] ... one of the most fascinating essays in the collection ... Dingwall explores the societal impact of the new genetics. ... this collection offers a fascinating snapshot of currentresearch in medical law. ... the majority of these essays are thought-provoking and the best of them point to exciting new directions for medical/health law. ... a valuable addition to library resources, and a useful starting point for exploring and developing the ideas contained within individualcontributions.'Medical Law Review, 9, Summer 2001