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CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN LAW, MEDICINE AND ETHICS
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CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN LAW, MEDICINE AND ETHICS

Edited by Sheila McLean, International Bar Association Professor of Law and Ethics in Medicine and Director, Institute of Law and Ethics in Medicine, Glasgow University, UK.


February 1996   287 Pages   Hardback
1 85521 586 1   42.50


The rapidly changing face of modern medicine and the increasing involvement of public debate in its practice, are reflected in the wide range of contributions to this book, which takes a searching look at the issues which are currently at the forefront of modern debate in medical ethics and the law.


CONTENTS:

  • Introduction, Sheila McLean
  • Professional Ethics and Business Ethics, Robin Downie
  • Health Rights, Ethics and Justice: The Opportunity Costs of Rhetoric, Derek Morgan
  • If You Know What's Good for You: Refusal of Consent to Medical Treatment by Children, Sarah Elliston
  • Private Decisions and Public Scrutiny: Sterilisation and Minors in Australia and England, Kerry Peterson
  • Maternal/Foetal Conflict: Defined or Defused? Jane Mair
  • Wrongful Life and Wrongful Birth, Patricia Beaumont
  • Contemporary Issues in organ Transplantation, JK Mason
  • Transplantation and the "Nearly Dead": The Case of Elective Ventilation, Sheila McLean
  • Reason, Law and Medicine: Anencephalics as Organ Donors, John Porter
  • Advance Directives / Living Wills, Chris Docker
  • Confidentiality and the Human Genome Project: A Prophecy for Conflict? Iona Brown and Philippa Gannon
  • Biotechnology and Intellectual Property: A Marriage of Inconvenience? Graeme Laurie


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