Medicine on Trial: A Handbook with Cases, Laws, and Documents / Edition 1

Medicine on Trial: A Handbook with Cases, Laws, and Documents / Edition 1

by Elisabeth A. Cawthon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0872207420

ISBN-13: 9780872207424

Pub. Date: 09/01/2004

Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.

Through close examination of legal, historical, and medical sources, this volume sheds light on the evolution of U.S. law as it bears on bio-ethical issues, advances in medical technology, and the changing role of medicine in the American courtroom during the last 150 years. In doing so, it provides a clear, accessible introduction to such major medical and legal

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Through close examination of legal, historical, and medical sources, this volume sheds light on the evolution of U.S. law as it bears on bio-ethical issues, advances in medical technology, and the changing role of medicine in the American courtroom during the last 150 years. In doing so, it provides a clear, accessible introduction to such major medical and legal controversies as the "right to die," assisted suicide, bioengineering, reproductive rights, and DNA testing.

An extensive collection of important documents is included, along with a glossary of key people, events, and concepts; a chronology; a table of cases cited; an annotated bibliography; and a comprehensive index.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780872207424
Publisher:
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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