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Title Disputes and dilemmas in health law / editors; Ian Freckelton, Kerry Petersen
Published Annandale, N.S.W. : The Federation Press, 2006

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Description xxxv, 698 pages ; 25 cm
Contents Part I: Introduction: 1. Disputes and dilemmas in health law: an overview -- Part II: Ethical frameworks and dilemmas: 2. Moral frameworks in health care: an introduction to ethics -- 3. Advance directives: disputes and dilemmas -- 4. Competency issues for young persons and older persons -- Part III: Human rights and therapeutic jurisprudence: 5. Human rights, health rights and the jurisprudence of public health law -- 6. Mental health law and therapeutic jurisprudence -- Part IV: Public health: 7. New directions in public health law -- 8. Mad cows and prions: legal, ethical and operational challenges in responding to Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) and variant CJD -- 9. International trade agreements and the practice of medicine -- Part V: Reproductive technologies: 10. Old technologies and new challenges: assisted reproduction and its regulation -- 11. Genetic technologies and ART: ethical values, legal regulation and informal regulation -- 12. The regulation of cloning and stem cell research -- Part VI: Research and vulnerability: 13. Genetic research and commercialisation -- 14. Current issues in gene patenting -- Part VII: The sequelae of the end of life: 15. The evolving institution of coroner -- 16. Disposing of the dead: objectivity, subjectivity and identity -- 17. Organ donation and transplantation in Australia -- 18. Arbitrating "end-of-life" decisions: issues, processes, and the role of the law -- Part VIII: Litigation and liability: 19. Life after the Ipp Reforms: medical negligence laws -- 20. Doctors and forensic expertise -- 21. Judicial activism or "traditional" negligence law? Conception, pregnancy and denial of reproductive choice -- 22. Dilemmas in obstetrics and midwifery -- 23. Nurses as defendants: emerging risks -- Part IX: Regulation: 24. Regulation of health practitioners -- 25. Health systems, quality control and corporatisation: new challenges for accountability -- 26. Vulnerability in research -- Part X: Information, privacy and confidentiality: 27. Re-thinking confidentiality -- 28. Privacy issues, HealthConnect and beyond -- 29. Genetic privacy, discrimination and insurance -- 30. Record creation and access: the impact of legislative changes
Summary Analyses of controversial and cutting-edge problems on the interface between health, law and bioethics. Law reform is making major changes to the way in which expert evidence is placed before the courts in personal injury and malpractice actions.
Bibliography Includes bibliography (pages 653-682) and index
Audience For tertiary students
Subject Medical laws and legislation -- Australia.
Medical care -- Law and legislation -- Australia.
Health planning -- Law and legislation -- Australia.
Author Freckelton, Ian R.
Petersen, Kerry Anne.
ISBN 1862875537 :
9781862875531