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The Legitimacy Of Medical Treatment

Author : Sara Fovargue
ISBN : 9781317591719
Genre : Law
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Whenever the legitimacy of a new or ethically contentious medical intervention is considered, a range of influences will determine whether the treatment becomes accepted as lawful medical treatment. The development and introduction of abortion, organ donation, gender reassignment, and non-therapeutic cosmetic surgery have, for example, all raised ethical, legal, and clinical issues. This book examines the various factors that legitimatise a medical procedure. Bringing together a range of internationally and nationally recognised academics from law, philosophy, medicine, health, economics, and sociology, the book explores the notion of a treatment, practice, or procedure being proper medical treatment, and considers the range of diverse factors which might influence the acceptance of a particular procedure as appropriate in the medical context. Contributors address such issues as clinical judgement and professional autonomy, the role of public interest, and the influence of resource allocation in decision-making. In doing so, the book explores how the law, the medical profession, and the public interact in determining whether a new or ethically contentious procedure should be regarded as legitimate. This book will be of interest and use to researchers and students of bioethics, medical law, criminal law, and the sociology of medicine. Chapter 6 of this book 'Family perspectives on proper medical treatment for people in prolonged vegetative and minimally conscious states' by Celia Kitzinger and Jenny Kitzinger is available under an open access CC BY NC ND license and can be viewed at: .
Category: Law

The Umbilical Cord Blood Controversies In Medical Law

Author : Karen Devine
ISBN : 9781317555452
Genre : Law
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Since the therapeutic value of umbilical cord blood (UCB) stem cells was first recognised in the late 1980s, there has been a proliferation of both public and private UCB banks worldwide. However, the ability to utilise such a potentially valuable resource has provoked a number of controversies. In a distinctly accessible style, this book unpacks the socio-legal implications of the UCB collection process and constructs a detailed analysis of the law and ethics that surrounds UCB banking in the UK, including ownership of the cells. Its enquiry is located within the theoretical framework of altruism versus self-interest and explores the notions of risk and choice associated with this distinctive blend of public/private healthcare provision. The book evaluates the impact of the Human Tissue Act 2004 and the European Union Tissues and Cells Directive (2004/23/EC) on the UCB industry and provides a unique insight into the effect that the law may have on the NHS whose maternity staff and premises are used to collect UCB. This book would be of interest primarily to a UK readership in addition to expectant families, health professionals, students, academics, practitioners and the UCB industry elsewhere in the world.
Category: Law


Author : Warren T. Reich
ISBN : UOM:49015003476919
Genre : Family & Relationships
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An alphabetical encyclopedia of ethical issues related to sexuality, genetics, and human reproduction, offering articles and bibliographies on such topics as abortion, fertility, and population policies.
Category: Family & Relationships

Congressional Record

Author : United States. Congress
ISBN : UCR:31210021236789
Genre : Law
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Category: Law

Foundation Reporter 37

Author : Taft Group, The
ISBN : 1569954682
Genre : Reference
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Each edition of "Foundation Reporter gives you all the important contact, financial and grants information on the top 1,000 private foundations in the United States. In addition to providing biographical data on foundation officers and directors, entries examine a foundation's giving philosophy, financial summary, history of donors, geographic preferences, application procedures and restrictions, and more. Includes an updated appendix of more than 2,500 abridged private foundation entries providing additional funding sources. Thirteen indexes facilitate research.
Category: Reference