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Law and Medicine: Current Legal Issues Volume 3

Michael Freeman and Andrew Lewis

Abstract

This book, the third volume in the Current Legal Issues series, provides a treatment of an area that will stimulate and enlighten anyone interested in law and medicine. This book considers the many areas where medicine intersects with the law. Advances in medical research, reproductive science, and genetic research give rise to ethical and legal issues that are well known. These are reflected in chapters on cloning, organ donation, choosing genetic characteristics, and the use of Viagra. At the same time changes in health care funding call into question the rights of patients, whilst a rise in ... More

Keywords: law, medicine, medical research, reproductive science, genetic research, ethical issues, cloning, organ donation, Viagra, health care funding

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780198299189
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299189.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Freeman, editor
University College London

Andrew Lewis, editor
University College London

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The Provision of Health Care

Questions of Autonomy

Information, Decisions, and the Limits of Informed Consent

Carl E. Schneider, and Michael H. Farrell

Genetics and Cloning

The Ethics of Human Cloning

Bonnie Steinbock

Gene Therapy—Cure or Challenge?

Sheila A. M. McLean

Medicine and the Child

Reproductive Technology and the Law

Viagra is Coming! the Rhetoric of Choice and Need

Hazel Biggs, and Robin Mackenzie

Issues of Research

Privacy and Confidentiality

Life and Death Issues

Mental Health and the Law

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