Health Law And Bioethics

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A unique offering in this field from a sterling author team, Health Law and Bioethics: Cases in Context presents the stories and context of landmark cases in the field. By conveying back story and creating context, this brief text hooks students’ interest and deepens their understanding of the law and policy implications of each case.

Health Law and Bioethics: Cases in Context, features:

leading cases in the field, reflecting those included in the major casebooks
testimony and perspectives from parties, attorneys, and expert witnesses in each case
insight into the underlying law and policy in each decision
historical, political, and social context
personal, political, and economic factors determining the course of litigation
an approachable and engaging writing style

As a secondary text for courses in health law or bioethics, or as a primary text in related seminars, Health Law and Bioethics: Cases in Context illuminates seminal case decisions that address a wide range of contemporary issues in this dynamic and fast-growing field of law.

*A Teacher’s Manual may be available for this book. Teacher’s Manuals are a professional courtesy offered to professors only. For more information or to request a copy, please contact Aspen Publishers at 800-950-5259 or

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735577671
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • Publication date: 3/12/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 268
  • Sales rank: 570,828
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I. The Professional-Patient Relationship and the Quality of Care

Chapter 1. Canterbury v. Spence: The Inadvertent Landmark Case
Alan Meisel, University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Chapter 2. Darling v. Charleston Community Memorial Hospital: A Broken Leg and Institutional Liability Unbound
Richard S. Saver, University of Houston Law Center

Part II. Death and Dying

Chapter 3. Quinlan and Cruzan: Beyond the Symbols
Sandra H. Johnson, Saint Louis University School of Law

Part III. Reproductive Rights

Chapter 4. Johnson v. Calvert: Technology, Family, and Commerce
Lisa C. Ikemoto, University of California, Davis School of Law

Chapter 5. Litowitz v. Litowitz: Feuding Over Frozen Embryos and Forecasting the Future of Reproductive Medicine
Judith Daar, Whittier Law School

Part IV. Organ Transplants, Medical Futility, and Presumed Consent

Chapter 6. In re T.A.C.P. and In the Matter of Baby K.: Anencephaly and Slippery Slopes
Mary Crossley, University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Chapter 7. Newman v. Sathyavaglswaran: Unbundling Property In The Dead
Michele Goodwin, University of Minnesota Law School

Part V. Public Health

Chapter 8. Jacobson v. Massachusetts: The Police Power and Civil Liberties in Tension
Lawrence O. Gostin, Georgetown University Law Center
Katrina A. Pagonis, Georgetown University Law Center

Part VI. Regulatory, Organizational, and Business Issues

Chapter 9. United States v. Krizek: Rough Justice Under the Civil False Claims Act
Thomas L. Greaney, Saint Louis University School of Law
Joan H. Krause, University of Houston Law Center

Chapter 10. Utah County v. Intermountain Health Care: Reconsidering the Charitable Status of Nonprofit Hospitals
John D. Colombo, University of Illinois College of Law

Chapter 11. Estate of Gelsinger v. Trustees of University of Pennsylvania: Money, Prestige, and Conflicts of Interest in Human Subjects Research
Robin Fretwell Wilson, Washington & Lee University School of Law


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