Legal Aspects of Medicine Products

  • The Fetus as a Patient

    A Contested Concept and its Normative Implications

    Edited by Dagmar Schmitz, Angus Clarke, Wybo Dondorp

    Due to new developments in prenatal testing and therapy the fetus is increasingly visible, examinable and treatable in prenatal care. Accordingly, physicians tend to perceive the fetus as a patient and understand themselves as having certain professional duties towards it. However, it is far from…

    Hardback – 2018-05-23 
    Routledge
    Biomedical Law and Ethics Library

  • Automatism as Defence in Criminal Law

    By John Rumbold

    Automatism is a notoriously difficult subject for law students, lawyers, and judges. This book explores the science and medicine of sleep disorders and examines how the criminal process deals with such disorders when presented as a defence. It lays out systematically, logically, and simply the…

    Hardback – 2018-04-28 
    Routledge

  • Understanding the Law for Physicians, Healthcare Professionals, and Scientists

    A Primer on the Operations of the Law and the Legal System

    By Marshall S. Shapo

    Many workers in medicine, healthcare administration, science, and technology, no matter how strong their academic degrees or how distinguished their careers, find themselves baffled, frustrated, and even angered by their encounters with the law. Some of those occasions may lead to the need for a…

    Hardback – 2018-04-18 
    Productivity Press

  • Civil Commitment in the Treatment of Eating Disorders

    Practical and Ethical Considerations

    By Wayne Bowers

    Civil Commitment in the Treatment of Eating Disorders presents an international view on compulsory treatment of eating disorders with a focus on the laws of individual countries, states, and provinces. Empirical data on the use and benefit of this approach to treatment is presented to help readers…

    Paperback – 2018-01-01 
    Routledge

  • Guidelines for Investigating Officer-Involved Shootings, Arrest-Related Deaths, and Deaths in Custody

    By Darrell L. Ross, Gary M. Vilke

    As unrest over officer-involved shootings and deaths in custody takes center stage in conversations about policing and the criminal justice system, Guidelines for Investigating Officer-Involved Shootings, Arrest-Related Deaths, and Deaths in Custody addresses critical investigation components from…

    Paperback – 2017-07-12
    Routledge

  • The Legitimacy of Medical Treatment

    What Role for the Medical Exception?

    Edited by Sara Fovargue, Alexandra Mullock

    Whenever the legitimacy of a new or ethically contentious medical intervention is considered, a range of influences will determine whether the treatment becomes accepted as lawful medical treatment. The development and introduction of abortion, organ donation, gender reassignment, and…

    Paperback – 2017-06-23
    Routledge
    Biomedical Law and Ethics Library

  • The Perils of Un-Coordinated Healthcare

    A Strategic Approach toward Eliminating Preventable Harm

    By Patricia W Morrill

    Despite its frequency and its potential severity, preventable medical harm is still prominent in American hospitals and continues to put an alarming amount of lives at risk, being the third leading cause of death in the United States. Even some of the most commonly performed surgeries, such as knee…

    Paperback – 2017-05-10
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2017-02-07
    Routledge
    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 valuable resource has provoked a number of controversies. In…

    Hardback – 2017-01-16
    Routledge
    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 – 2016-12-05
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2016-11-11
    Routledge
    Social Justice

  • Routledge Handbook of Medical Law and Ethics

    Edited by Yann Joly, Bartha Maria Knoppers

    This book explores the scope, application and role of medical law, regulatory norms and ethics, and addresses key challenges introduced by contemporary advances in biomedical research and healthcare. While mindful of national developments, the handbook supports a global perspective in its approach…

    Paperback – 2016-06-20
    Routledge

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