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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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11-20 of 24 results in Biomedical Law and Ethics Library
  1. Healthcare Research Ethics and Law

    Regulation, Review and Responsibility

    By Hazel Biggs

    Series: Biomedical Law and Ethics Library

    The book explores and explains the relationship between law and ethics in the context of medically related research in order to provide a practical guide to understanding for members of research ethics committees (RECs), professionals involved with medical research and those with an academic...

    Published October 14th 2009 by Routledge-Cavendish

  2. Autonomy, Consent and the Law

    By Sheila A.M. McLean

    Series: Biomedical Law and Ethics Library

    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...

    Published August 16th 2009 by Routledge

  3. The Body in Bioethics

    By Alastair V. Campbell

    Series: Biomedical Law and Ethics Library

    Recent debates about uses and abuses of the human body in medicine have highlighted the need for a thorough discussion of the ethics of the uses of bodies, both living and dead. Thorough and comprehensive, this volume explores different views of the significance of the human body and contrasting...

    Published April 2nd 2009 by Routledge-Cavendish

  4. Medicine, Malpractice and Misapprehensions

    By V.H. Harpwood

    Series: Biomedical Law and Ethics Library

    Analyzing the level of claims for clinical negligence in the light of the most recent trends and discovering whether there is indeed a litigation crisis in healthcare, this book is a topical and compelling exploration of healthcare and doctor-patient relationships. The author: identifies and...

    Published December 5th 2007 by Routledge-Cavendish

  5. Values in Medicine

    What are We Really Doing to Patients?

    By Donald Evans

    Series: Biomedical Law and Ethics Library

    Written by a leading proponent of the philosophy and ethics of healthcare, this volume is filled with thought-provoking and frequently controversial ideas and arguments. Accessibly written, it provides readers with a timely contribution to the current literature on medical ethics, in which the...

    Published December 5th 2007 by Routledge-Cavendish

  6. Euthanasia, Ethics and the Law

    From Conflict to Compromise

    By Richard Huxtable

    Series: Biomedical Law and Ethics Library

    Euthanasia, Ethics and the Law argues that the law governing the ending of life in England and Wales is unclear, confused and often contradictory. The book shows that the rules are in competition because the ethical principles underlying the rules are also diverse and conflicting. In mounting his...

    Published November 28th 2007 by Routledge-Cavendish

  7. Assisted Dying

    Reflections on the Need for Law Reform

    By Sheila McLean

    Series: Biomedical Law and Ethics Library

    Assisted Dying explores the law relating to euthanasia and assisted suicide, tracing its development from prohibition through to the laissez faire attitude adopted in a number of countries in the 21st Century. This book provides an in-depth critique of the arguments surrounding legislative control...

    Published November 28th 2007 by Routledge-Cavendish

  8. The Best Interests of the Child in Healthcare

    By Sarah Elliston

    Series: Biomedical Law and Ethics Library

    Topical and compelling, this volume provides an excellent re-evaluation of the ‘best interests’ test in the healthcare arena; the ways in which it has developed, the inherent difficulties in its use and its interpretation in legal cases concerning the medical care of children. Comprehensively...

    Published November 14th 2007 by Routledge-Cavendish

  9. Defending the Genetic Supermarket

    The Law and Ethics of Selecting the Next Generation

    By Colin Gavaghan

    Series: Biomedical Law and Ethics Library

    The controversial topic of the technology of Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis, and the muddled approach to this subject adopted by the UK Parliament, is explored in detail in this volume. The author takes the viewpoint that the HFEA has taken insufficient notice to date of certain core ethical...

    Published January 31st 2007 by Routledge-Cavendish

  10. Impairment and Disability

    Law and Ethics at the Beginning and End of Life

    By Sheila McLean, Laura Williamson

    Series: Biomedical Law and Ethics Library

    This book explores legislation intended to protect the interests of people with disabilities or impairments. Considering a broad range of ethical and legal concerns which arise in issues of life, death and disability, it covers the social and legal responses to the equality rights of disabled...

    Published January 31st 2007 by Routledge-Cavendish