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  • Zoonosi e sanità pubblicaby Elvira Matassa

    Springer Milan 2007; US$ 19.95

    Le zoonosi, cioè le infezioni naturalmente trasmissibili tra le altre specie animali e l'uomo, costituiscono oggi, anche nei paesi sviluppati, un problema emergente. Mutamenti climatici, flussi migratori umani, crescita degli scambi internazionali e guerre favoriscono sia il riemergere di malattie considerate rare, sia l'introduzione in nuove aree... more...

  • The International Legal Governance of the Human Genomeby Chamundeeswari Kuppuswamy

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    The human genome is a well known symbol of scientific and technological progress in the twenty-first century. However, concerns about the exacerbation of inequalities between the rich and the poor, the developing and the developed states, the healthy and the unhealthy are causing problems for the progress of scientific research. The international... more...

  • First Do No Harmby Professor Sheila A M McLean; Professor Tom D Campbell

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    This collection brings together essays from leading figures in the field of medical law and ethics which address the key issues currently challenging scholars in the field. It has also been compiled as a lasting testimony to the work of one of the most eminent scholars in the area, Professor Ken Mason. The collection marks the academic crowning of... more...

  • Altruism Reconsideredby Peter Sıkora; Urban Wiesing; Dr Michael Steinmann; Professor Sheila A M McLean

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    As the use of human body parts has become increasingly commercialized, a need has arisen for new approaches to regulation that moves beyond the paradigm of altruism. During the course of this discussion, the notion of property has become a key concept. Focusing on practical and conceptual perspectives, the multidisciplinary group of authors, which... more...

  • Autonomy, Consent and the Lawby Sheila A.M. McLean

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 61.95

    Autonomy is often said to be the dominant ethical principle in modern bioethics, and it is also important in law. Respect for autonomy is said to underpin the law of consent, which is theoretically designed to protect the right of patients to make decisions based on their own values and for their own reasons. The notion that consent underpins beneficent... more...

  • 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...