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  • Choosing Life, Choosing Deathby Charles Foster

    Hart Publishing Limited 2009; US$ 45.90

    Presents a discussion of problems that are central to the courts' approach to ethical issues in medical law. This book surveys the main issues in medical law, noting in relation to each issue the power wielded by autonomy, asking whether that power can be justified, and suggesting how other principles can and should contribute to the law. more...

  • Rethinking Rights-Based Mental Health Lawsby Bernadette McSherry; Penelope Weller

    Hart Publishing Limited 2010; US$ 59.40

    Mental health laws exist in many countries to regulate the involuntary detention and treatment of individuals with serious mental illnesses. 'Rights-based legalism' is a term used to describe mental health laws that refer to the rights of individuals with mental illnesses somewhere in their provisions. The advent of the United Nations Convention... 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...

  • 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...

  • A Relational Approach to Assisted Reproductionby Michelle Taylor-Sands

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00

    Genetic screening technologies involving pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) raise particular issues about selective reproduction and the welfare of the child to be born. How does selection impact on the identity of the child who is born? Are children who are selected for a particular purpose harmed or treated as commodities? How far should the... 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...

  • 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...

  • Flesh, Freedom and Human Rightsby Juliet Rogers

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    Scenes of violence and incisions into the flesh inform?the demand for law. The scene of little girls being held down in practices of female circumcision has been a defining and definitive image that demands the attention of human rights, and the intervention of law. But the investment in protecting women and little girls from such a cut is not all... more...

  • Das Recht der Biomedizinby Ralf Müller-Terpitz

    Springer 2006; US$ 39.95

    Die Textsammlung bietet eine Zusammenstellung aller wichtigen Rechtstexte völkerrechtlicher, gemeinschaftsrechtlicher und nationaler Natur aus dem Bereich der humanen Biomedizin. Sie ermöglicht hierdurch Wissenschaftlern, Praktikern, aber auch sonst an biomedizinisch und bioethischen Fragen Interessierten einen schnellen und handlichen Zugriff auf... more...

  • Zoonosi e sanità pubblica: Un approccio interdisciplinare per un problema emergente (Italian Edition)by Elvira Matassa; F. Canavesi

    Springer 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...