Readership: This book will be of general interest to all law academics and students. It will be of special interest to scholars concerned with the relationship between law and medicine.
Edited by Michael Freeman, Professor of English Law, University College London, and Andrew Lewis, Senior Lecturer in Law, University College London
"... this collection includes much interesting material from distinguished, as well as newer, scholars. ... [in] ... one of the most fascinating essays in the collection ... Dingwall explores the societal impact of the new genetics. ... this collection offers a fascinating snapshot of current research in medical law. ... the majority of these essays are thought-provoking and the best of them point to exciting new directions for medical/health law. ... a valuable addition to library resources, and a useful starting point for exploring and developing the ideas contained within individual contributions." - Medical Law Review, 9, Summer 2001
C. Newdick: Health Care in Private Hands
F. Miller: Information, Technology, Accountability
V. Harpwood: The Manipulation of Medical Practice
H. Teff: Clinical Guidelines, Negligence, Practice
L. Mulcahy: The Challenge of Medical Negligence Claims
C. Schneider and M. Farrell: The Limits of Informed Consent
R. Bailey-Harris: Patient Autonomy - a Turn in the Tide?
H. Forster and A. Flamm: Legal Limits: When does Autonomy Prevail?
R. Dingwall: Law, Society, and the New Genetics
B. Steinbock: The Ethics of Human Cloning
B. Bennett: Diversity and the New Genetics
S. McLean: Gene Therapy - Cure or Challenge?
K. Norrie: The Unborn Child and its Addicted Mother
A. Ebrahim: The Embryo in Islamic Jurisprudence
M. Freeman: The Best Interests of Very Sick Children
J. Herring: Autonomy and Caesarian Section
M. Blake: Policing Pregnancy: Rights and Wrongs
L. Waller and D. Mortimer: The Gifts of Life-donating Gametes
F. Shenfield: Consent and Intent in Assisted Reproduction
E. Boetzkes: Symbolic harm and Reproductive Practices
J. V. Martinez: Inherent Rights in Assisted Reproduction
H. Biggs and R. Mackenzie: Viagra and the Rhetoric of Choice and Need
C. Daniels and J. Golden: The Politics of Paternity
J. Harris: Research on Human Subjects
R. Dresser: Priorities for Biomedical Research
N. Peart: NZ Health Research with Children
A. Vedder: Medical Data and the Need for Principles
D. Kloss: Pre-employment Health Screening
A. Liu: Facilitating Live Adult Donor Transplants?
H. Ducharme: Thrift Euthanasia in Theory and Practice
E. Bernat: The Comatose Pregnant Woman
P. Bartlett: Taking Stock of the Mental Health Act
B. Mahendra: Mind and Body: Medicine and Law