Medicine and Law

Hardcover | March 18, 2014

byK. Kannan

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This book analyses various issues concerning the application of law to the field of medical practice, education, and research from a global perspective with particular focus on India. The volume, analytical in approach and comprehensive in coverage, ought to evoke vital public interest in thatit examines technological advancements in the medical field that have legal, social, and ethical implications. The issues, including organ transplant, euthanasia, surrogacy and abortion, sex selection, the concept of consent, clinical trials, designer babies, cosmetic enhancement andconfidentiality, are common to all countries but vary in their moral perception due to diverse cultural underpinnings of each country. The author adopts an interdisciplinary approach combining law with medicine to address these issues. This book is also a comparative study with a special focus on Indian case law and jurisdictions from other countries including the US and the UK.

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This book analyses various issues concerning the application of law to the field of medical practice, education, and research from a global perspective with particular focus on India. The volume, analytical in approach and comprehensive in coverage, ought to evoke vital public interest in thatit examines technological advancements in t...

K. Kannan is Judge, Punjab and Haryana High Court in Chandigarh, India.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:624 pages, 8.75 × 5.5 × 0.98 inPublished:March 18, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198082886

ISBN - 13:9780198082880

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PrefaceIntroduction1. Medical Education2. Medical Ethics3. Consent4. Doctor in Courts5. Medical Negligence6. Assisted Reproduction7. Sex Selection and Medical Terminatin of Pregnancy8. Medical Research and Patents9. Organ Transplant10. Sexuality: The Other Side11. Cosmetic Enhancement and Magic Remedies12. Medical Insurance13. Joining the Loose EndsIndex