1st Edition

Legal Perspectives in Bioethics

    312 Pages
    by Routledge

    312 Pages
    by Routledge

    Issues in bioethics often turn, at least in part, on the law and regulatory requirements. Consisting of chapters that address particular bioethics topics from the law’s perspective, this fascinating book includes:

    • an introduction to the American legal system
    • papers identifying the principal ways in which the law influences discussions and decisions concerning each of the topics highlighted
    • supplemental papers on certain areas that address the influence and status of the law in countries other than the United States.

    Covering traditional topics in bioethics, such as determinations of death and health care decisions for vulnerable groups, this study also explores emerging areas such as conflicts of interest in research, genetics, and privacy and confidentiality in the electronic age.

    Incisive and thought-provoking, this volume provides readers with a rich context for understanding the intersection between the law on bioethics and the central issues in bioethics.

    Contents Acknowledgements 1 Law and Bioethics SANDRA H. JOHNSON, ANA S. ILTIS, BARBARA A. HINZE 2 A Review Of Current Issues In The Regulation Of Human-Subject Research In The United States JESSE A. GOLDNER 3 Financial Conflicts Of Interest In Human Subjects Research: Domestic And International Issues ROBERT GATTER 4 The Role And Legal Status Of Health Care Ethics Committees In The U.S. DIANE E. HOFFMAN AND ANITA J. TARZIAN 5 What’s Wrong With Health Privacy? NICHOLAS P. TERRY 6 Health Care and the Human Genome: Regulatory Challenge and response ROBERTA M. BERRY 7 Bioethics Issues Surrounding The Beginning Of Life: Legal Aspects In The U.S. ROBYN S. SHAPIRO 8 Acquiring And Allocating Human Organs For Transplant: U.S. Law BETHANY J. SPIELMAN 9 End of Life Legal Issues in the U.S. JOHN ROBINSON 10 Pediatrics, The Law, And Bioethics SUSAN E. ZINNER 11 Health Care Decisions For The Elderly MARSHAL B. KAPP 12 Legal Regulation Of Genetic Testing: Balancing Privacy And Family Interests LOANE SKENE 13 Assisted Reproduction In Ireland DEIRDRE MADDEN 14 Canadian Legal Perspectives In Bioethics BERNARD M. DICKENS 15 Bioethics And New Zealand Health Law P.D.G. SKEGG 16 Bioethics In The Developing World Udo Schuklenk Contributors Index


    Sandra H. Johnson holds the Tenet Endowed Chair in Health Care Law and Ethics at Saint Louis University. She holds faculty appointments in the University as professor of law and professor of health care ethics. Professor Johnson is a co-author of Health Law – Cases, Materials and Problems and the treatise Health Law, and is Co-Editor in Chief of The Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics.

    Ana S. Iltis is Assistant Professor of Health Care Ethics at Saint Louis University. She is Assistant Editor of the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy and Co-Editor in Chief of The Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics.