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Medical Law and Ethics

1st Edition

Edited by Sheila McLean


602 pages

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This title was first published in 2002.The wide range of essays contained within this volume present contemporary thinking on the legal and ethical implications surrounding modern medical practice.


’…Professor McLean’s collection of thought-provoking articles in Medical Law and Ethics is a vade mecum not only for medical practitioners, but also for those interested in medicolegal issues.’ British Journal of Anaesthesia 'Sheila McLean may without any doubt be considered an excellent editor…This is really a splendid collection of very important material and may therefore be described as an excellent continuation of the good tradition of the Internatinal Library of Essays.' Ethical Perspectives

Table of Contents

Contents: Negligence/Consent: From informed consent to patient choice: a new protected interest, Marjorie Maguire Schultz; Informed consent to medical treatment, Gerald Robertson; Historical evolution and modern implications of concepts of consent to and refusal of medical treatment in the law of trespass, Danuta Mendelson; Medical paternalism, Allen Buchanan. Reproduction: The morality of abortion, Ronald Dworkin; Abortion law: is consensual reform possible?, Sheila A.M. McLean; Compulsory sterilization and castration, David W. Meyers; Regulating the reproduction business?, Margaret Brazier; The maternal-fetal dyad: exploring the 2-patient obstetric model, Susan S. Mattingley; The creation of fetal rights: conflicts with women's constitutional rights to liberty, privacy and equal protection, Dawn E. Johnson; She's going to die: the case of Angela C., George J. Annas; Unwanted pregnancy: a case of retroversion?, J.K. Mason. Human Experimentation and Research: Ethics and clinical research, Henry K. Beecher; A report from New Zealand: an unfortunate experiment, Alastair V. Campbell; Research and experimentation, Ian Kennedy. Death and Dying: Some reflections on the problem of advance directives, personhood and personal identity, Helga Kuhse; 2nd thoughts on living wills, John A. Robertson; After the Patient Self-determination Act: the need for empirical research on advance directives, Joanne Lynne and Joan M. Teno; Decisions at the end of life: guided by communities of patients, Linda L. Emanuel and Ezekiel J. Emanuel; Are advance directives really the answer? And what was the question?, Ann Sommerville; Euthanasia in the Netherlands: sliding down the slippery slope?, John Keown; Assisted suicide in the Netherlands: the Chabot case, John Griffiths; Not striving to keep alive, Jonathan Glover; Name index.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Medical Law & Legislation
MEDICAL / Ethics