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Overview

Bioethics and Public Health Law, Second Edition, integrates public health and bioethics into a focused casebook that is ideal for Health Law courses. Clear notes provide context, ensure smooth transitions between cases, and provide background information. The authors’ website at www.health-law.org features updates of important events and links to Internet resources. The text blends updated material from Part II of their popular survey book, Health Care Law and Ethics, Seventh Edition, with additional information specific to these topics:

• The duty to treat and wrongful reasons to reject patients
• Discrimination
• Informed consent and experimentation
• Fiduciary duty
• The right to health care
• Intellectual property and the ownership of genetic discoveries
• Disaster Planning and Bioterrorism Preparedness

New to the Second Edition:

• Ashcroft’s challenge to Oregon’s assisted suicide law
Gonzales v. Carhart—the Supreme Court’s landmark abortion decision
• The D.C. Circuit’s Abigail Alliance decision, regarding the constitutionality of FDA regulation
Greenberg v. Miami Children’s Hospital Research Institute, regarding ownership of human tissue
• New developments in organ allocation policy

Expect focused coverage of bioethics and public health law—including timely cutting-edge topics—from the authors who brought you Health Care Law and Ethics, Seventh Edition.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735570047
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • Publication date: 2/1/2008
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 687
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction

A. Overview Cases
B. The Nature of Medical Practice
C. The Health Care Financing and Delivery System
D. Moral and Political Themes

Chapter 2. The Treatment Relationship

A. The Duty to Treat
B. Informed Consent

Chapter 3. The Right and “Duty” to Die

A. Refusal of Life-Sustaining Treatment
B. Physician Aid in Dying
C. Futility

Chapter 4. Organ Transplantation: The Control, Use, and Allocation of Body Parts

A. Organ Donation
B. Ownership and Control of the Body
C. Allocation of Organs

Chapter 5. Reproductive Rights and Genetic Technologies

A. A Right to Procreate?
B. A Right to Avoid Procreation?
C. State or Federal Recognition of Fetal Interests
D. Using Reproductive Technologies to Create New Families
E. Ethical and Legal Implications of Advances in Genetics

Chapter 6. Public Health Law

A. Public Health Strategies
B. The Source and Limit of Authority to Protect Public Health
C. Regulating Medical Treatment to Protect Public Health
D. Conclusion

Glossary of Organizational Terms and Acronyms
Table of Cases
Index

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