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  • 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 
    Routledge
    Biomedical Law and Ethics Library

  • Human Genetics: The Basics

    2nd Edition

    By Ricki Lewis

    Human genetics has blossomed from an obscure biological science and explanation for rare disorders to a field that is profoundly altering health care for everyone. This thoroughly updated new edition of Human Genetics: The Basics provides a concise background of gene structure and function through…

    Paperback – 2016-12-13 
    Routledge
    The Basics

  • Ethics at the End of Life

    New Issues and Arguments

    Edited by John Davis

    The 14 chapters in Ethics at the End of Life: New Issues and Arguments, all published here for the first time, focus on recent thinking in this important area, helping initiate issues and lines of argument that have not been explored previously. At the same time, a reader can use this volume to…

    Hardback – 2016-11-30 
    Routledge

  • Applied Public Health Ethics

    Making Ethical Decisions

    By Alison Hann

    This book explores the ethics and efficacy of many current public health programmes, looking at screening, surveillance and interventions as well as health inequalities and professional practice. Investigating relative costs and benefits, it is the perfect introduction to real world public health…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30 
    Routledge

  • Parental Obligations and Bioethics

    The Duties of a Creator

    By Bernard G. Prusak

    This book examines the question of what parental obligations procreators incur by bringing children into being. Prusak argues that parents, as procreators, have obligations regarding future children that constrain the liberty of would-be parents to do as they wish. Moreover, these obligations…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Annals of Bioethics

  • Towards a Rhetoric of Medical Law

    By John Harrington

    Challenging the dominant account of medical law as normatively and conceptually subordinate to medical or bioethics, this book provides an innovative account of medical law as a rhetorical practice. The aspiration to provide a firm grounding for medical law in ethical principle has not yet been…

    Hardback – 2016-09-02
    Routledge

  • Textbook of Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care, Second Edition

    Edited by Eduardo Bruera, Irene Higginson, Charles F. von Gunten, Tatsuya Morita

    "…the thoroughness of the text has to be admired. It is an excellent starting point for students of palliative care which makes an important contribution to any library."—British Journal of Hospital Medicine "… covers a plethora of topics ranging from the development of palliative medicine in…

    Paperback – 2016-08-05
    CRC Press

  • Person-centred Health Care

    Balancing the Welfare of Clinicians and Patients

    By Stephen Buetow

    Person-centred health care is increasingly endorsed as a key element of high-quality care, yet, in practice, it often means patient-centred health care. This book scrutinizes the principle of primacy of patient welfare, which, although deeply embedded in health professionalism, is long overdue for…

    Hardback – 2016-06-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in the Medical Humanities

  • Spirituality and Coping with Loss

    End of Life Healthcare Practice

    By Wendy Greenstreet

    Spirituality and Coping with Loss: End of Life Healthcare Practice describes a research study that reflects nurses’ experience of the nature of loss encountered in end of life care settings as well as the ways in which spirituality is a resource in coping in these situations. Key findings indicate…

    Paperback – 2016-05-12
    CRC Press

  • Law, Immunization and the Right to Die

    By Jennifer Hardes

    Law, Immunization and the Right to Die focuses on the urgent matter of legal appeals and judicial decisions on assisted death. Drawing on key cases from the United Kingdom and Canada, the book focuses on the problematic paternalism of legal decisions that currently deny assisted dying and questions…

    Hardback – 2016-03-22
    Routledge

  • Gender Testing in Sport

    Ethics, cases and controversies

    Edited by Sandy Montanola, Aurelie Olivesi

    After the young South African athlete Caster Semenya won the 800m title at the 2009 World Championships she was obliged to undergo gender testing and was temporarily withdrawn from international competition. The way that this controversy unfolded represents a rich and multi-layered example of the…

    Hardback – 2016-02-17
    Routledge
    Ethics and Sport

  • Global Bioethics

    An introduction

    By Henk ten Have

    The panorama of bioethical problems is different today. Patients travel to Thailand for fast surgery; commercial surrogate mothers in India deliver babies to parents in rich countries; organs, body parts and tissues are trafficked from East to Western Europe; physicians and nurses migrating from…

    Paperback – 2016-02-09
    Routledge

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