Law in Public Health Practice / Edition 2

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Public health practice subsumes epidemiology, medicine, law, biostatistics, microbiology, environmental studies and many other disciplines, all in the context of governmental practices and politics. Continually changing health threats, technologies, science, and demographics require public health professionals to have an understanding of law sufficient to address complex new problems. Law in Public Health is designed to meet the need of public health practitioners, lawyers, health-care providers, law and public health educators and students. The book is written jointly by experts in law and in public health. The first eleven chapters give a thorough review of the legal basis and authorities for core elements of public health practice. The remaining nine chapters focus on high-priority as well as emerging areas of law and public health, including genomics, communicable diseases, public health emergencies, reproductive health, tobacco prevention, and environmental, injury, and occupational issues.
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Editorial Reviews

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"The organization of the book, with a series of substantive analyses of a range of public health areas gives a good snapshot of issues... Authors have approached their areas with a clear expression of why they are urgent and necessary." --Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health

"...the book makes an important and needed contribution to educating professionals while invigorating and advancing the partnership between law and public health." --Journal of Legal Medicine

"The reader is invited to improve their understanding of the legal principles underlying public health practice; that is to say how law may be applied to improve the health of people. And after reading the book, this aspiration is reached, especially the discovery of the wide range of daily activities of public health where the legal dimension is present." --Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health Online

"We need the law to assist in the protection of our health and welfare. This book shows us how."--J R Coll Physicians

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195301489
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 11/23/2006
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 608
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 6.30 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene

University of North Carolina School of Public Health

University of Louisville School of Medicine

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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Interdependency of Law and Public Health. Wendy E. Parmet
Perspective: Law and Great Public Health Achievements. Anthony D. Moulton, Richard A. Goodman, and Wendy E. Parmet
Section I. Legal Basis for Public Health Practice.
1. The Law and the Public's Health: The Foundations, Lawrence O. Gostin, F. Ed Thompson, and Frank P. Grad
2. The Structure of Law in Public Health Systems and Practice, Richard A. Goodman, Paula L. Kocher, Daniel J. O'Brien, and Frank S. Alexander
3. Regulating Public Health: Principles and Application of Administrative Law, Peter D. Jacobson, Richard E. Hoffman, and Wilfredo Lopez
4. Public Health and the Judiciary, Daniel D. Stier and Diane M. Nicks
5. Ethics and the Practice of Public Health, Ruth Gaare Bernheim, Phillip Nieburg, and Richard J. Bonnie
6. Criminal Law and Public Health Practice, Zita Lazzarini, Richard A. Goodman, and Kim S. Dammers
7. International Considerations, David P. Fidler and Martin S. Cetron
Section II. The Law and Core Public Health Applications.
8. Legal Counsel to Public Health Practitioners, Wilfredo Lopez and Thomas R. Frieden
9. Frontline Public Health: Surveillance and Outbreak Investigations, Verla S. Neslund, Richard A. Goodman, and James L. Hadler
10. Identifiable Health Information and the Public's Health: Practice, Research, and Policy, James G. Hodge, Jr., Richard E. Hoffman, Deborah W. Tress, and Verla S. Neslund
11. Legal Authorities for Interventions in Public Health Emergencies, Gene W. Matthews, Ernest B. Abbott, Richard E. Hoffman, and Martin S. Cetron
12. Considerations for Special Populations, T. Howard Stone, Heather H. Horton, Robert M. Pestronk, and Montrece M. Ransom
Section III. The Law in Controlling and Preventing Diseases, Injuries, and Disabilities.
13. Integrating Genomics into Public Health Policy and Practice, Ellen Wright Clayton and Mark A. Rothstein
14. Vaccination Mandates: The Public Health Imperative and Individual Rights, Kevin M. Malone and Alan R. Hinman
15. Control of Foodborne Diseases, Leslie Kux, Jeremy Sobel, and Kevin Fain
16. Bloodborne and Sexually Transmitted Infections, Edward P. Richards, III and Guthrie S. Birkhead
17. Chronic Disease Control, Angela K. McGowan, Ross C. Brownson, Lynne S. Wilcox, and George A. Mensah
18. Prevention and Control of Diseases Associated with Tobacco Use, Richard A. Daynard, Mark A. Gottlieb, Edward L. Sweda, Jr., Lissy C. Friedman, and Michael P. Eriksen
19. Reproductive Health, Bebe J. Anderson, Maurizio Macaluso, and Lynne S. Wilcox
20. Environmental Health and Protection, Paul A. Locke, Henry Falk, Christopher S. Kochtitsky, and Christine P. Bump
21. Injury Prevention, Daniel D. Stier, James A. Mercy, and Melvin Kohn
22. Occupational Safety and Health Law, Gary Rischitelli and Michael A. Silverstein
Legal Glossary for Public Health Practitioners.
Index.

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