Law: Book Series

Medical Law and Ethics

Medical Law and Ethics

Series Editor:

The 21st century seems likely to witness some of the most major developments in medicine and healthcare ever seen. At the same time, the debate about the extent to which science and/or medicine should lead the moral agenda continues, as do questions about the appropriate role for law. This series brings together some of the best contemporary academic commentators to tackle these dilemmas in a challenging, informed and inquiring manner. The scope of the series is purposely wide, including contributions from a variety of disciplines such as law, philosophy and social sciences.

  • The Child As Vulnerable Patient

    Protection and Empowerment, 1st Edition

    By Lynn Hagger

    How can medical law and ethics take forward the issue of children's empowerment and protection? What are the key factors in considering the balance between protecting the welfare of the young and allowing them rights to autonomy? The Child as Vulnerable Patient investigates the role that a human…

    Paperback – 2019-06-06
    Routledge
    Medical Law and Ethics

  • Ethical Issues of Human Genetic Databases

    A Challenge to Classical Health Research Ethics?, 1st Edition

    By Bernice Elger

    Following the boom in population databases in recent years there has been sustained and intense international debate about political processes and legal and ethical issues surrounding the protection and use of genetic data. As a result, several national and international organizations and…

    Paperback – 2016-11-16
    Routledge
    Medical Law and Ethics

  • The Generosity of the Dead

    A Sociology of Organ Procurement in France, 1st Edition

    By Graciela Nowenstein

    There has been a general assumption in the international debate surrounding organ procurement that Presumed Consent (opting-out) systems produce better results than Express Consent (opting-in) systems. This study uses the French case to challenge this widely held assumption and argues that the…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Routledge
    Medical Law and Ethics

  • Altruism Reconsidered

    Exploring New Approaches to Property in Human Tissue, 1st Edition

    By Peter Sýkora, Urban Wiesing

    Edited by Michael Steinmann

    As the use of human body parts has become increasingly commercialized, a need has arisen for new approaches to regulation that moves beyond the paradigm of altruism. During the course of this discussion, the notion of property has become a key concept. Focusing on practical and conceptual…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Routledge
    Medical Law and Ethics

  • Medical Self-Regulation

    Crisis and Change, 1st Edition

    By Mark Davies

    Self-regulation constitutes an important aspect of the regulatory and oversight process governing professionals. This book focuses directly on medical self-regulation in the context of both the wider regulatory framework and that of other regulatory models. Through a critical consideration of…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Routledge
    Medical Law and Ethics

  • Disclosure Dilemmas

    Ethics of Genetic Prognosis after the 'Right to Know/Not to Know' Debate, 1st Edition

    By Hansjakob Müller

    Edited by Christoph Rehmann-Sutter

    There exists today a fast growing availability of personal genetic information. Its prognostic impact and value for an individual or family member's health is sometimes unclear, whilst at other times it is clear-cut. The issue of whether to disclose genetic information does however have wide…

    Hardback – 2009-06-15
    Routledge
    Medical Law and Ethics

  • Law, Mind and Brain

    1st Edition

    By Michael Freeman, Oliver R. Goodenough

    Over the past 20 years, cognitive neuroscience has revolutionized our ability to understand the nature of human thought. Working with the understandings of traditional psychology, the new brain science is transforming many disciplines, from economics to literary theory. These developments are now…

    Hardback – 2009-03-28
    Routledge
    Medical Law and Ethics