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  • Patient Safety

    Investigating and Reporting Serious Clinical Incidents

    By Russell Kelsey

    At a time of increasing regulatory scrutiny and medico-legal risk, managing serious clinical incidents within primary care has never been more important. Failure to manage appropriately can have serious consequences both for service organisations and for individuals involved. This is the first book…

    Paperback – 2017-01-19 
    CRC Press

  • Critically Impaired Infants and End of Life Decision Making

    Resource Allocation and Difficult Decisions

    By Neera Bhatia

    Decisions to withdraw or withhold life-sustaining treatment are contentious, and offer difficult moral dilemmas to both medical practitioners and the judiciary. This issue is exacerbated when the patient is unable to exercise autonomy and is entirely dependent on the will of others. This book…

    Paperback – 2017-01-17 
    Biomedical Law and Ethics Library

  • Surrogacy, Law and Human Rights

    By Paula Gerber, Katie O'Byrne

    Surrogacy presents particularly complex questions for human rights law and theory. This book provides a unique and insightful examination into the underexplored issues of how domestic and international law is responding to the sharp increase in the use of surrogacy. The work presents critical…

    Paperback – 2017-01-13 

  • The Voices and Rooms of European Bioethics

    Edited by Richard Huxtable, Ruud ter Meulen

    This book reflects on the many contributions made in and to European bioethics to date, in various locations, and from various disciplinary perspectives. In so doing, the book advances understanding of the academic and social status of European bioethics as it is being supported and practiced by…

    Paperback – 2017-01-13 
    Biomedical Law and Ethics Library

  • The Umbilical Cord Blood Controversies in Medical Law

    By Karen Devine

    Since the therapeutic value of umbilical cord blood (UCB) stem cells was first recognised in the late 1980s, there has been a proliferation of both public and private UCB banks worldwide. However, the ability to utilise such a potentially value resource has provoked a number of controversies. In a…

    Hardback – 2017-01-11 
    Biomedical Law and Ethics Library

  • Public Health Law

    Ethics, Governance, and Regulation

    By John Coggon, Keith Syrett, A. M. Viens

    Public health activity, and the state’s public health responsibilities to assure the conditions in which people can be healthy, can only be achieved through different means of social coordination. This places law and regulation at the heart of public health. They are fundamental both to methods of…

    Paperback – 2016-12-20 

  • The Human Rights Approach to Disability

    Cases and Materials

    By Andreas Dimopoulos

    The Human Rights Approach to Disability provides a thorough examination of issues relating to disability from a human rights perspective. The book analyses how social theory concepts such as the social model of disability and disablism need to inform our interpretation of philosophical and legal…

    Hardback – 2016-12-15 
    Routledge Research in Human Rights Law

  • Detecting Doping in Sport

    By Stephen Moston, Terry Engelberg

    The book explores the changing landscape of anti-doping investigations, which now largely centre on the collection of intelligence about doping through processes such as surveillance, interviews with witnesses and interrogation of athletes. It examines why and how investigative processes, hitherto…

    Hardback – 2016-11-30 
    Routledge Research in Sport and Exercise Science

  • Human Rights and Disability

    Interdisciplinary Perspectives

    Edited by John-Stewart Gordon, Johann-Christian Põder, Holger Burckhart

    The formerly established medically-based idea of disability, with its charity-based approach to treatment and services, is being replaced by a human rights-based approach in which people with impairments are no longer considered medical problems, totally dependent on the beneficence of non-impaired…

    Hardback – 2016-11-28 

  • The Ethical and Legal Consequences of Posthumous Reproduction

    Arrogance, Avarice and Anguish

    By Browne Lewis

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-11-02 
    Biomedical Law and Ethics Library

  • Law, Environmental Illness and Medical Uncertainty

    The Contested Governance of Health

    By Tarryn Phillips

    We’ve seen it before, with asbestos-related disease, leukaemia clusters and lung cancer caused by cigarettes. There tends to be a lag between the emergence of environmental risks and chemical injuries, and their recognition and therapeutic treatment by medicine and the law. Law, Environmental…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Social Justice

  • Legal and Ethical Regulation of Biomedical Research in Developing Countries

    By Remigius N. Nwabueze

    There has been a rapid increase in the pace and scope of international collaborative research in developing countries in recent years. This study argues that whilst ethical regulation of biomedical research in Africa and other developing countries has attracted global attention, legal liability…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 

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