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Tensions & Traumas in Health Law (2017)
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Tensions & Traumas in Health Law (2017)

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New Release December 2017. isbn 9781760021498.
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This book builds upon the successful Controversies in Health Law (1999) and Disputes and Dilemmas in Health Law (2006). Under the same editorship, it is substantially larger (37 chapters instead of 18 and 30 respectively) and correspondingly more comprehensive. It retains the lively analysis and the focus on controversial and cutting-edge problems in health law. The chapters are broken up into 10 parts covering Human Rights Issues; Ethico-Legal Issues; Global Health Issues; Consent Issues; Privacy and Confidentiality Issues; Reproductive Technology Issues; Health Research Issues; Death and Dying Issues; Legal Liability Issues; and Reform and Regulatory Issues. They consider issues raised by new technologies, changing legislation and altering community expectations; by new regulatory processes for medicine and all of the health professions; by important changes to civil liability for medical negligence; by likely changes to the legality of assisted dying/euthanasia law; by biobanking and embryo research. Tensions and Traumas in Health Law covers questions on property in human tissue and on the ethical and legal aspects of the genetics revolution; provides a modern take on ‘old’ issues such as reproductive law and on refusal of treatment for seriously ill minors; takes account of changes relating to the delivery of health services such as global and public health law policies, and by health tourism; reviews the dilemmas posed by regulation of unregistered health professions, research misconduct and the forensic role of health practitioners; and discusses how difficult cases in relation to informed consent, lost chance litigation, mental harm claims and wrongful birth cases have pushed compensability to its edges. CONTENTS Foreword by Sheila AM McLean Acknowledgments About the Contributors Table of Cases Table of Statutes Introduction Ian Freckelton and Kerry Petersen PART A: HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUES 1. Health Law and Human Rights: Towards Equality in the Human Right to Health Penelope Weller 2. Aged Care and Liberty Deprivation Kate Diesfeld 3. Mental Health Law Ian Freckelton and Warren Brookbanks 4. Accountability through Litigation: Health Care Justice and Australia's Immigration Detention Program Paula O’Brien PART B: ETHICO-LEGAL ISSUES 5. Ethico-Legal Dilemmas in Clinical Service Delivery: Continuity, Recognition and Relationships in Clinical Service Delivery Grant Gillett 6. Finite Resources and Clinical Care: Rationing Jonathan Herring PART C: GLOBAL HEALTH ISSUES 7. Health Care and International Trade and Investment Thomas Faunce 8. Global Health Belinda Bennett and Belinda Reeve 9. Public Health Law Sonia Allan 10. Transnational Health Care: Regulating the Line Between Hype and Hope in Health Tourism Ian Freckelton PART D: CONSENT ISSUES 11. Cracks in the Lintel of Consent Cameron Stewart 12. Refusal of Potentially Life-saving Treatment for Minors Ian Freckelton and Simon McGregor 13. End of Life Decision-making for (Extremely) Premature or Critically Impaired Infants Neera Bhatia PART E: PRIVACY AND CONFIDENTIALITY ISSUES 14. Health Privacy and Confidentiality Danuta Mendelson and Gabrielle Wolf 15. Genetic Privacy Margaret Otlowski and Lisa Eckstein PART F: REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGY ISSUES 16. Assisted Reproduction: Emerging Technologies, Ethics, Regulation and Practice Sonia Allan 17. Non-Medical Sex Selection: Sliding Down the Slippery Slope? Michelle Taylor-Sands 18. Surrogacy Ronli Sifris PART G: HEALTH RESEARCH ISSUES 19. Commercialisation of Genomic Research: The Issue of Public Trust Christine Critchley and Dianne Nicol 20. Property in Human Biomaterials Imogen Goold 21. Human Embryos, Genome Editing and Future Directions Tess Whitton, Dianne Nicol and Don Chalmers 22. Gene Patents Dianne Nicol 23. Trends and Challenges in Biobanking Jane Kaye, Jessica Bell, Megan Prictor and Megan Munsie 24. Research Fraud by Health Practitioners and the Criminal Law Ian Freckelton and Marilyn McMahon PART H: DEATH AND DYING ISSUES 25. Withholding and Withdrawing Potentially Life-Sustaining Treatment: Who Should Decide? Ben White, Lindy Willmott, Eliana Close and Jocelyn Downie 26. Assisted Dying in Australia: A Values-based Model for Reform Lindy Willmott and Ben White 27. Assisted Dying: Learning from the International Experience Ian Freckelton 28. Organ Donation Anne-Maree Farrell 29. Families in Conflict over their Dead Rosalind Croucher 30. Death Investigation and the Role of the Coroner Ian Freckelton and David Ranson PART I: LEGAL LIABILITY ISSUES 31. Medical Practitioner Liability in Negligence John Devereux 32. Complementary Health Law Jon Wardle 33. The Forensic Role of Health Practitioners Ian Freckelton PART J: REFORM AND REGULATORY ISSUES 34. Health Workforce Conflicts Robyn Fairhall, Debra Griffiths and Kim Forrester 35. Abortion Laws: Criminalisation and Decriminalisation Kerry Petersen 36. Complaint Resolution, Quality Improvement and Public Protection: The Diverse Roles of Australasian Health Complaints Entities Ron Paterson and Joanna Manning 37. Regulation of Health Practitioners Ian Freckelton and Belinda Bennett Select Bibliography **Click here to view detailed Bibliography
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