Bioethics and the law

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Aspen Publishers/Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, 2009 - Law - 899 pages
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Bioethics and the Law, Second Edition connects broad public healthcare
issues with the concerns of the individual, and draws clear distinctions
between policy, law, and ethical considerations. Offering more than just
landmark cases, Dolgin and Shepherd present a revealing survey of the full
range of contemporary healthcare issues, along with the various conflicts and
confluences that surround them.
A multidisciplinary approach that combines sources of law with scholarship
from philosophy and sociology, Bioethics and the Law, Second Edition, features
thoughtful analysis of the discrepancies between broadly applied rules
of law and the more specific concerns of the individual
coverage of ongoing healthcare debates, examined on several fronts:
the ethical implications of various means of financing healthcare,
from managed care to Medicare/Medicaid to universal access
the shifting parameters of the provider/patient relationship in
healthcare ; the arguments surrounding restrictions on embryonic stem cell
research, physician-assisted suicide, abortion, and use of genetic information
the arguments surrounding restrictions on embryonic stem cell research,
physician-assisted suicide, abortion, and use of genetic information
discussion of socio-economic factors that shape healthcare and
healthcare policy
cradle-to-grave organization that traces a typical individual’s
experience in the healthcare system starting from birth and continuing through
a look at the public health implications of decisions by individuals as
healthcare consumers/patients
Glossary of Terms
appendices that summarize recent developments in science and technology
detailed Teacher’s Manual that includes answers to the problems
and questions in the text, and suggests a variety of methods for teaching with
the book
an Authors’ Companion Website that includes chapter-by-chapter
updates and “Bioethics and Law Links,” such as links to The Nuremberg Code and
the American Medical Association Principles of Medical Ethics
Updated throughout with recent case and statutory material, the revised
Second Edition covers :
Gonzales v. Carhart and Abigail Alliance v. von Eschenbach
cutting-edge advances in biotechnology, such as stem cell research,
cloning, and nanotechnology
conflicts of interest facing health care providers and researchers
discussion of universal health care proposals
With the generous teaching support that authors Dolgin and Shepherd offer—a
detailed Teacher’s Manual and companion website—you can teach this fascinating
course for the first time with confidence. If you’ve already taught from the
First Edition, then you’re probably looking forward to receiving your new desk
copy of Bioethics and the Law, Second Edition .

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Janet L. Dolgin is the Maurice A. Deane Distinguished Professor of Constitutional Law at Hofstra University School of Law in New York.

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