The Law-Medicine Relation: A Philosophical Exploration: Proceedings of the Eighth Trans-Disciplinary Symposium on Philosophy and Medicine Held at Farmington, Connecticut, November 9-11, 1978 / Edition 1

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789027712172
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 4/30/1981
  • Series: Philosophy and Medicine Series , #9
  • Edition description: 1981
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 293
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Section I / The Physician’s and Researcher’s Mandate from Society: Biomedical, Legal, and Ethical Considerations.- Introductory Comments.- Clinical Intuition: A Procedure for Balancing the Rights of Patients and the Responsibilities of Physicians.- Physicians and Society: Tribulations of Power and Responsibility.- Clinical Investigations in Developing Countries: Legal and Regulatory Issues in the Promotion of Research and the Protection of Human Rights.- Federal Regulation of Medicine and Biomedical Research: Power, Authority and Legitimacy.- Section II / Causation and Responsibility: Science, Medicine and the Law.- Causation and Responsibility: Medicine, Science and the Law.- Relevant Causes: Their Designation in Medicine and Law.- Time, Law and Responsibility: Additional Thoughts on Causality.- Section III / The Psychiatrist’s Dilemma: Duty to Patient or Duty to Society?.- Psychotherapeutic Discretion and Judicial Decision: A Case of Enigmatic Justice.- The Morality of Involuntary Hospitalization.- Duty to the Patient or Society: Reflections on the Psychiatrist’s Dilemma.- Section IV / Decision Making at the Beginning of Life: Medicine, Ethics and the Law.- The Bearing of Prognosis on the Ethics of Medicine: Congenital Anomalies, the Social Context and the Law.- Substantive Criteria and Procedures in Withholding Care from Defective Newborns.- Is Existence Ever an Injury?: The Wrongful Life Cases.- Wrongful Life: A Reply to Angela Holder.- Section V / Round Table Discussion — Legal Rights and Moral Responsibilities in the Health Care Process.- Physician, Patient and Malpractice: An Historical Perspective.- The Concept of a Right Ordering.- The Function of Legal Rights in the Health Care Setting.- The Child-Patient: Do Parents have the ‘Right to Decide’?.- Legal Rights and Moral Responsibilities in the Health Care Process.- Closing Remarks.- Notes on Contributors.

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