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Biomedical Law and Ethics Library


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Scientific and clinical advances, social and political developments and the impact of healthcare on our lives raise profound ethical and legal questions. Medical law and ethics have become central to our understanding of these problems, and are important tools for the analysis and resolution of problems – real or imagined.

In this series, scholars at the forefront of biomedical law and ethics will contribute to the debates in this area, with accessible, thought-provoking, and sometimes controversial ideas. Each book in the series will develop an independent hypothesis and argue cogently for a particular position. One of the major contributions of this series is the extent to which both law and ethics are utilised in the content of the books, and the shape of the series itself.

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Pregnancy, Property and Personhood

Pregnancy, Property and Personhood

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Mary Neal
January 01, 2021

This book takes a critical conceptual approach to the jurisprudence of pregnancy, examining how the three concepts of conflict, personhood and property are key to the legal analysis and decision-making surrounding pregnancy. The book begins by questioning the ‘conflict model’ which is often...

Values and Institutions in Health Research Regulation: The Case of Regenerative Medicine

Values and Institutions in Health Research Regulation: The Case of Regenerative Medicine

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Shawn H.E. Harmon
January 01, 2021

This book undertakes an exploration of the key concept of ‘values’ and particularly examines the significance of socio-moral values to the advancement of the field of biomedical law and research governance. Values serve as a touchstone throughout the book and the author seeks to identify the values...

Medical Law-Making and the Role of the Scientific Expert: The Case of ART in Comparative Perspective

Medical Law-Making and the Role of the Scientific Expert: The Case of ART in Comparative Perspective

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Simone Penasa
January 01, 2021

As medical applications and scientific knowledge rapidly evolves, it is a challenge for statutory law to keep up and adapt. Law-making bodies are faced with the dilemma of whether to regulate new medical procedures. This book explores nature and function of Parliamentary regulation in the...

Exploitation in the Doctor-Patient Relationship: Ethics and Law

Exploitation in the Doctor-Patient Relationship: Ethics and Law

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Hazel Biggs, Suzanne Ost
January 01, 2021

Medical Treatment of Children and the Law: Beyond Parental Responsibilities

Medical Treatment of Children and the Law: Beyond Parental Responsibilities

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Jo Bridgeman
November 20, 2020

The high profile cases of Charlie Gard, Alfie Evans, and Tafida Raqeeb raised the questions why the state intrudes into the exercise of parental responsibility concerning the medical treatment of children and why parents may not be permitted to decide what is in the best interests of their child....

Islam and Biomedical Research Ethics

Islam and Biomedical Research Ethics

1st Edition

Mehrunisha Suleman
July 08, 2020

This book is a contribution to the nascent discourse on global health and biomedical research ethics involving Muslim populations and Islamic contexts. It presents a rich sociological account about the ways in which debates and questions involving Islam within the biomedical research context are...

Revisiting Landmark Cases in Medical Law

Revisiting Landmark Cases in Medical Law

1st Edition

Shaun D. Pattinson
February 25, 2020

Is it lawful for a doctor to give a patient life-shortening pain relief? Can treatment be lawfully provided to a child under 16 on the basis of her consent alone? Is it lawful to remove food and water provided by tube to a patient in a vegetative state? Is a woman’s refusal of a caesarean section...

Medical Use of Human Beings: Respect as a Basis for Critique of Discourse, Law and Practice

Medical Use of Human Beings: Respect as a Basis for Critique of Discourse, Law and Practice

1st Edition

Austen Garwood-Gowers
August 07, 2019

Whilst activities like transplantation and medical research have typically been considered on a discrete basis, they are also actually part of a broader phenomenon of medical means being employed to make use of human beings. This book is the first ever systematic critique of such medical...

Religion, Medicine and the Law

Religion, Medicine and the Law

1st Edition

Clayton Ó Néill
November 28, 2018

Is the legal protection that is given to the expression of Abrahamic religious belief adequate or appropriate in the context of English medical law? This is the central question that is explored in this book, which develops a framework to support judges in the resolution of contentious cases that...

Healthcare Ethics, Law and Professionalism: Essays on the Works of Alastair V. Campbell

Healthcare Ethics, Law and Professionalism: Essays on the Works of Alastair V. Campbell

1st Edition

Voo Teck Chuan, Richard Huxtable, Nicola Peart
November 08, 2018

Healthcare Ethics, Law and Professionalism: Essays on the Works of Alastair V. Campbell features 15 original essays on bioethics, and healthcare ethics specifically. The volume is in honour of Professor Alastair V. Campbell, who was the founding editor of the internationally renowned Journal of...

The Ethical and Legal Consequences of Posthumous Reproduction: Arrogance, Avarice and Anguish

The Ethical and Legal Consequences of Posthumous Reproduction: Arrogance, Avarice and Anguish

1st Edition

Browne Lewis
October 18, 2018

Posthumous reproduction refers to the procedure that enables a child to be conceived using the gametes of a dead person. Advances in reproductive technology mean it is now possible to assist in creating a life after you die, and in recent years the number of women who have attempted to get pregnant...

Health Research Governance in Africa: Law, Ethics, and Regulation

Health Research Governance in Africa: Law, Ethics, and Regulation

1st Edition

Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia
September 19, 2018

The globalisation of research has resulted in the increased location of research involving humans in developing countries. Countries in Africa, along with China and India, have seen research grow significantly. With emerging infectious diseases, such as Ebola and Zika, emphasising the risk of...

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