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Biomedical Law and Ethics Library

About the Series

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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Euthanasia, Ethics and the Law From Conflict to Compromise

Euthanasia, Ethics and the Law: From Conflict to Compromise

1st Edition

By Richard Huxtable
September 15, 2007

Euthanasia, Ethics and the Law argues that the law governing the ending of life in England and Wales is unclear, confused and often contradictory. The book shows that the rules are in competition because the ethical principles underlying the rules are also diverse and conflicting. In mounting his ...

The Best Interests of the Child in Healthcare

The Best Interests of the Child in Healthcare

1st Edition

By Sarah Elliston
December 19, 2007

Topical and compelling, this volume provides an excellent re-evaluation of the ‘best interests’ test in the healthcare arena; the ways in which it has developed, the inherent difficulties in its use and its interpretation in legal cases concerning the medical care of children. Comprehensively ...

Bioethics and the Humanities Attitudes and Perceptions

Bioethics and the Humanities: Attitudes and Perceptions

1st Edition

By Robin Downie, Jane Macnaughton
May 01, 2007

Critiquing many areas of medical practice and research whilst making constructive suggestions about medical education, this book extends the scope of medical ethics beyond sole concern with regulation. Illustrating some humanistic ways of understanding patients, this volume explores the connections...

Intention and Causation in Medical Non-Killing The Impact of Criminal Law Concepts on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide

Intention and Causation in Medical Non-Killing: The Impact of Criminal Law Concepts on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide

1st Edition

By Glenys Williams
April 19, 2007

Analyzing the concepts of intention and causation in euthanasia, this timely new book explores a broad selection of disciplines, including criminal and medical law, medical ethics, philosophy and social policy and suggests an alternative solution to the one currently used by the courts, based on ...

Impairment and Disability Law and Ethics at the Beginning and End of Life

Impairment and Disability: Law and Ethics at the Beginning and End of Life

1st Edition

By Sheila McLean, Laura Williamson
April 30, 2006

This book explores legislation intended to protect the interests of people with disabilities or impairments. Considering a broad range of ethical and legal concerns which arise in issues of life, death and disability, it covers the social and legal responses to the equality rights of disabled ...

Defending the Genetic Supermarket The Law and Ethics of Selecting the Next Generation

Defending the Genetic Supermarket: The Law and Ethics of Selecting the Next Generation

1st Edition

By Colin Gavaghan
December 14, 2006

The controversial topic of the technology of Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis, and the muddled approach to this subject adopted by the UK Parliament, is explored in detail in this volume. The author takes the viewpoint that the HFEA has taken insufficient notice to date of certain core ethical ...

The Harm Paradox Tort Law and the Unwanted Child in an Era of Choice

The Harm Paradox: Tort Law and the Unwanted Child in an Era of Choice

1st Edition

By Nicolette Priaulx
December 31, 2006

Offering the first comprehensive theoretical engagement with actions for wrongful conception and birth, The Harm Paradox provides readers with an insightful critique into the concepts of choice, responsibility and personhood. Raising fundamental questions relating to birth, abortion, family ...

Human Fertilisation and Embryology Reproducing Regulation

Human Fertilisation and Embryology: Reproducing Regulation

1st Edition

Edited By Kirsty Horsey, Hazel Biggs
August 30, 2006

Relevant to students, academics and practitioners across the globe, this original volume highlights contemporary issues associated with assisted reproduction and embryology and critically analyzes the law surrounding human reproduction in the light of case law and technological developments since ...

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