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  • Property Rights in Blood, Genes and Databy Jasper A. Bovenberg

    BRILL 2005; US$ 92.00

    Taking a case and context driven approach and backing up traditional legal analysis with historical analogies, web-surveys and practical experience, Jasper Bovenberg provides counter-intuitive, provocative and practical answers and recommendations for such controversial issues as how to share the benefits of DNA research, whether or not to recognize... more...

  • Genomics and Public Healthby Bartha Maria Knoppers

    BRILL 2006; US$ 160.00

    When genomics and public health are integrated into society, it will create as many responsibilities as rights for citizens, researchers, and decision makers. Indeed, the expression of genetic risk factors in both common and infectious diseases is of great interest to public health. Policy development in this area then needs to tackle crucial themes... more...

  • Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and the Lawby Evanson C. Kamau; Gerd Winter

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 48.95

    The need to regulate access to genetic resources and ensure a fair and equitable sharing of any resulting benefits was at the core of the development of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The CBD established a series of principles and requirements around access and benefit sharing (ABS) in order to increase transparency and equity in the... more...

  • Improving Health Care Safety and Qualityby Dr Judith Healy; Professor Charles Sampford

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    Responding to the public concern caused by recent hospital scandals and accounts of unintended harm to patients, this author draws on her experience of analysing the health care systems of over a dozen countries and examines whether greater regulation has increased patient safety and health care quality. The book adopts a new approach to mapping developments... more...

  • Self-Determination, Dignity and End-of-Life Careby Stefania Negri

    BRILL 2012; US$ 175.00

    By providing an interdisciplinary reading of advance directives regulation in international, European and domestic law, this book offers new insights into the most controversial legal issues surrounding the debate over dignity and autonomy at the end of life. more...

  • Psychiatry, Human Rights and the Lawby Martin Roth; Robert Bluglass

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 44.00 US$ 36.08

    This volume is based on papers given by practising and academic lawyers, judges, psychiatrists, forensic experts and sociologists to a recent conference in Cambridge. more...

  • Health Professionals and Trustby Mark Henaghan

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 57.95

    An ever increasing number of codes of conduct, disciplinary bodies, ethics committees and bureaucratic policies now prescribe how health professionals and health researchers relate to their patients. In this book, Mark Henaghan argues that the result of this trend towards heightened regulation has been to undermine the traditional dynamic of trust... more...

  • The Law and Ethics of Medicineby John Keown

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 109.99 US$ 94.59

    The Law and Ethics of Medicine: Essays on the Inviolability of Human Life explains the principle of the inviolability of human life and its continuing relevance to English law governing aspects of medical practice at the beginning and end of life.The book shows that the principle, though widely recognized as an historic and foundational principle of... more...

  • Regulating Genetic Resourcesby Charles Lawson

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2012; US$ 40.00

    This detailed and concise book surveys the international genetic resources laws applying in Antarctica, space, the oceans and seas, the lands, and the airspaces above land and water. The well-structured analysis traces the evolution of these various schemes and their contributions to the comprehensive arrangements under the Convention on Biological... more...

  • Legal Frameworks for eHealthby World Health Organization

    World Health Organization 2012; US$ 36.00

    Given that privacy of the doctor-patient relationship is at the heart of good health care and that theelectronic health record (EHR) is at the heart of good eHealth practice the question arises: Is privacylegislation at the heart of the EHR? The second global survey on eHealth conducted by the GlobalObservatory for eHealth (GOe) set out to answer that... more...