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Biomedical Law and Ethics Library

Series Editor: Sheila A.M. McLean

Scientific and clinical advances, social and political developments and the impact of healthcare on our lives raise profound ethical and legal questions. Medical law and ethics have become central to our understanding of these problems, and are important tools for the analysis and resolution of problems – real or imagined.

In this series, scholars at the forefront of biomedical law and ethics will contribute to the debates in this area, with accessible, thought-provoking, and sometimes controversial ideas. Each book in the series will develop an independent hypothesis and argue cogently for a particular position. One of the major contributions of this series is the extent to which both law and ethics are utilised in the content of the books, and the shape of the series itself.

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1-10 of 24 results in Biomedical Law and Ethics Library
  1. Regulating Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis

    A Comparative and Theoretical Analysis

    Edited by Sheila A.M. McLean, Sarah Elliston

    Series: Biomedical Law and Ethics Library

    The successful achievement of pregnancies following pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) was first reported in April 1990. The technology is often used for patients who are at substantial risk of conceiving a pregnancy affected by a known genetic disorder, however from this technology other...

    Published March 21st 2014 by Routledge

  2. Bioethics

    Methods, Theories, Domains

    By Marcus Düwell

    Series: Biomedical Law and Ethics Library

    This book is a philosophically-oriented introduction to bioethics. It offers the reader an overview of key debates in bioethics relevant to various areas including; organ retrieval, stem cell research, justice in healthcare and issues in environmental ethics, including issues surrounding food and...

    Published March 10th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Stem Cell Research and the Collaborative Regulation of Innovation

    By Sarah Devaney

    Series: Biomedical Law and Ethics Library

    Hopes are high that stem cell (SC) research will lead to treatments and cures for some of the most serious diseases affecting humankind today. SC science has been used in a treatment setting in the replacement of patients’ windpipes and in restoring sight to patients who were blind in one eye and...

    Published November 29th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Human Population Genetic Research in Developing Countries

    The Issue of Group Protection

    By Yue Wang

    Series: Biomedical Law and Ethics Library

    Human population genetic research (HPGR) seeks to identify the diversity and variation of the human genome and how human group and individual genetic diversity has developed. This book asks whether developing countries are well prepared for the ethical and legal conduct of human population genetic...

    Published November 20th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Medical Ethics in China

    A Transcultural Interpretation

    By Jing-Bao Nie

    Series: Biomedical Law and Ethics Library

    Drawing on a wide range of primary historical and sociological sources and employing sharp philosophical analysis, this book investigates medical ethics from a Chinese-Western comparative perspective. In doing so, it offers a fascinating exploration of both cultural differences and commonalities...

    Published November 11th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Saviour Siblings

    A Relational Approach to the Welfare of the Child in Selective Reproduction

    By Michelle Taylor-Sands

    Series: Biomedical Law and Ethics Library

    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...

    Published October 17th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Coercive Care

    Rights, Law and Policy

    Edited by Bernadette Mcsherry, Ian Freckelton

    Series: Biomedical Law and Ethics Library

    There has been much debate about mental health law reform and mental capacity legislation in recent years with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities also having a major impact on thinking about the issue. This edited volume explores the concept of ‘coercive care’ in relation...

    Published June 25th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Genomic Negligence

    An Interest in Autonomy as the Basis for Novel Negligence Claims Generated by Genetic Technology

    By Victoria Chico

    Series: Biomedical Law and Ethics Library

    Advances in genetic technology will lead to novel legal challenges. This book identifies four potential genomic claims which may be articulated as novel negligence challenges. Each of these claims is considered from the perspective of the English courts’ approach to novel kinds of damage. It is...

    Published May 7th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Law, Ethics and Compromise at the Limits of Life

    To Treat or not to Treat?

    By Richard Huxtable

    Series: Biomedical Law and Ethics Library

    A conflict arises in the clinic over the care of a critically ill, incapacitated patient. The clinicians and the patient’s family confront a difficult choice: to treat or not to treat? Decisions to withdraw or withhold life-sustaining treatment feature frequently in the courts and in the world's...

    Published August 30th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Health Professionals and Trust

    The Cure for Healthcare Law and Policy

    By Mark Henaghan

    Series: Biomedical Law and Ethics Library

    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...

    Published October 20th 2011 by Routledge-Cavendish