Law and Bioethics: An Introduction

Law and Bioethics: An Introduction

by Jerry Menikoff

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ISBN-13: 9781589018198
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Publication date: 02/07/2002
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 512
Sales rank: 950,868
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Jerry Menikoff is an assistant professor of law, ethics, and medicine at the University of Kansas.

Table of Contents

PART I THE AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONAL STRUCTURE

1. Federalism and Bioethics

PART II REPRODUCTION

2. The Right to PrivacyIntroductionThe Meaning of "Due Process"Griswold v. ConnecticutNotes and QuestionsThe Meaning of "Equal Protection"Eisenstadt v. BairdNotes and Questions

3. The Past and Present of SterilizationIntroductionBuck v. BellNotes and QuestionsSkinner v. OklahomaNotes and QuestionsConservatorship of Valerie N.Notes and Questions

4. The Right to AbortionIntroductionRoe v. WadeNotes and QuestionsPlanned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. CaseyNotes and QuestionsStenberg v. CarhartNotes and Questions

5. The Brave New World of ReproductionIntroductionIn re Baby MNotes and QuestionsGestational SurrogacyJohnson v. CalvertNotes and QuestionsParenthood and the United States ConstitutionMichael H. v. Gerald D.Notes and QuestionsCloningThe Current and Future Legal Status of CloningNotes and Questions

6. Beyond Abortion: The Interests of Women and FetusesIntroductionIn re A.C.Notes and QuestionsWhitner v. StateNotes and Questions

PART III DOCTORS, PATIENTS, AND STANDARDS OF CARE

7. The Doctor-Patient RelationshipIntroductionHurley v. EddingfieldNotes and QuestionsThe Law of Torts: From Battery to Informed ConsentCanterbury v. SpenceNotes and QuestionsHelling v. CareyNotes and QuestionsConfidentialityTarasoff v. Regents of the University of CaliforniaNotes and Questions

8. The Outer Limits of Informed ConsentIntroductionJohnson v. KokemoorNotes and QuestionsThe Conflicted World of Managed CareHedrich v. PegramNotes and Questions

9. Beyond "Standard Care": Alternative Medicine, Experimentation, and ResearchIntroductionIn re GuessNotes and QuestionsExperimentation and ResearchStewart v. Cleveland Clinic FoundationNotes and QuestionsAdams v. Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Maryland, Inc.Notes and Questions

PART IV END-OF-LIFE DECISIONS

10. The Right to Refuse CareIntroductionIn re QuinlanNotes and QuestionsBouvia v. Superior CourtNotes and QuestionsMaking Decisions for Incompetent PatientsAdvance DirectivesBeyond Advance DirectivesIllinois Health Care Surrogate ActNotes and QuestionsLane v. CanduraNotes and QuestionsIn re ConroyNotes and Questions

11. The Constitution and the Right to DieIntroductionCruzan v. Director, Missouri Department of HealthNotes and QuestionsPhysician-Assisted SuicideWashington v. GlucksburgNotes and QuestionsVacco v. QuillNotes and QuestionsOregon Death with Dignity ActNotes and Questions

12. "Futile" Medical CareIntroductionIn re WanglieNotes and QuestionsCausey v. St. Francis Medical CenterNotes and QuestionsIn re Baby KNotes and Questions

PART V NEW TECHNOLOGIES

13. The "Uniqueness" of GeneticsIntroductionKatskee v. Blue Cross/Blue Shield of NebraskaNotes and QuestionsSafer v. PackNotes and QuestionsFoundation on Economic Trends v. HecklerNational Institutes of Health: Recombinant DNA ResearchNotes and Questions

14. The Ownership of LifeIntroductionMoore v. Regents of the University of CaliforniaNotes and QuestionsDavis v. DavisNotes and QuestionsHecht v. Superior Court

PART VI DEATH AND TRANSPLANTATION

15. The Definition of DeathIntroductionIn re BowmanNotes and QuestionsIn re T.A.C.P.Notes and QuestionsThe Heart-Lung Criteria for Death: Everything Old is New AgainNotes and Questions

16. Organ TransplantationIntroductionMcFall v. ShimpNotes and QuestionsStrunk v. StrunkNotes and QuestionsState v. PowellNotes and QuestionsWilson v. AdkinsNotes and QuestionsAllocating OrgansOrgan Procurement and Transplantation NetworkNotes and QuestionsGlossary

Table of Cases

Index

What People are Saying About This

Peter A. Ubel

It’s all here—the most important legal cases in bioethics accompanied by lucid commentary. . . . Menikoff has organized the materials in a manner than makes abundantly clear how the law and bioethics have developed. I cannot think of a better introduction to the topic.

From the Publisher

"It's all here—the most important legal cases in bioethics accompanied by lucid commentary....Menikoff has organized the materials in a manner than makes abundantly clear how the law and bioethics have developed. I cannot think of a better introduction to the topic."—Peter A. Ubel, MD, University of Michigan and Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs Medical Center

"A comprehensive and carefully structured examination of bioethics and of the law's response . . . will inspire virtually every reader to think again about the issues at stake in the contemporary bioethical debate."—Janet Dolgin, Hofstra University

"A well-written, engaging, and comprehensive casebook."—Mark Siegler, MD, Director, MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, The University of Chicago

Mark Siegler

A well-written, engaging, and comprehensive casebook.

Janet Dolgin

A comprehensive and carefully structured examination of bioethics and of the law’s response . . . will inspire virtually every reader to think again about the issues at stake in the contemporary bioethical debate.

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