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Intersections: Women on Law, Medicine and Technology

Author: Kerry Petersen
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2019-05-23
Genre: Health & Fitness
ISBN: 0429787731
Rating: 4.7/5 (31 downloads)

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First published in 1997, this volume explores how we live in a society which is developing beyond human experience and comprehension – fast. Advances in technology and medicine are profoundly affecting the manner of human living from the beginning through to the end of life. These advances present exciting and demanding challenges to law-makers, policy-makers and healthcare providers, who make decisions about genetics, human reproduction, competence, medical treatment priorities and dying. They also compel us to pay attention to human rights. This international collection of essays combines the thoughts and ideas of women scholars writing about these complex developments and aims at provoking debate and dissension as well as an opportunity for reflection. The writers explore a range of common themes in different areas and provide a coherent framework for law and policy-making, to serve as a foundation for the challenges ahead.

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Women, Medicine, Ethics and the Law

Author: Susan Sherwin
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 462
Release: 2020-09-10
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 1000160696
Rating: 4.0/5 (96 downloads)

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This title was first published in 2002: A collection of articles focused on women within a general study of medicine, ethics and the law. Topics covered include: areas where the institutions of medicine, ethics and the law intersect in women's reproductive and sexual lives; the impact of legal policies and dominant ethical beliefs on many aspects of women's health; and the health practices and policies of bioethics and health law. The editors recognise that it is important not to lose sight of social differences other than gender, such as race, ethnicity, class, age, sexuality, religion, level of physical and mental ability, and family relationships. In their approach they seek to consider the lives and experiences of women as primary. Hence, they focus on the question of how women's encounters with the health-care system are structured by gender and other socially significant dimensions of their lives (rather than the question of how women differ from the male "norm").

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Health Law's Kaleidoscope

Author: Belinda Bennett
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2017-03-02
Genre: Law
ISBN: 135193130X
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Within contemporary society the themes of globalization, health and regulation interlock in complex patterns, changing in response to the mix of cultural differences, regulatory preferences and available resources. To turn the kaleidoscope and to change the mix is to change the pattern. This book is about those patterns as they arise in the contemporary legal, health and ethical context, exploring the transformations and challenges brought by technological change and the regulatory options in the contemporary global village.

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Non-Discrimination Law

Author: Titia Loenen
Publsiher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Total Pages: 470
Release: 1999-07-21
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9789041110633
Rating: 4.1/5 (16 downloads)

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Regulating Reproduction

Author: Emily Jackson
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2001-10-10
Genre: Law
ISBN: 1847311458
Rating: 4.1/5 (58 downloads)

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This new book provides a clear and accessible analysis of the various ways in which human reproduction is regulated. A comprehensive exposition of the law relating to birth control,abortion, pregnancy, childbirth, surrogacy and assisted conception is accompanied by an exploration of some of the complex ethical dilemmas that emerge when one of the most intimate areas of human life is subjected to regulatory control. Throughout the book, two principal themes recur. First, particular emphasis is placed upon the special difficulties that arise in regulating new technological intervention in all aspects of the reproductive process. Second, the concept of reproductive autonomy is both interrogated and defended. This book offers a readable and engaging account of the complex relationships between law, technology and reproduction. It will be useful for lecturers and students taking medical law or ethics courses. It should also be of interest to anyone with a more general interest in women's bodies and the law, or with the profound regulatory consequences of new technologies.

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PGD and Embryo Selection

Author: Ingileif Jónsdóttir
Publsiher: Nordic Council of Ministers
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2005
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9289312599
Rating: 4.2/5 (99 downloads)

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Shaping Science and Technology Policy

Author: David H. Guston
Publsiher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2007-02-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 0299219135
Rating: 4.9/5 (35 downloads)

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With scientific progress occurring at a breathtaking pace, science and technology policy has never been more important than it is today. Yet there is a very real lack of public discourse about policy-making, and government involvement in science remains shrouded in both mystery and misunderstanding. Who is making choices about technology policy, and who stands to win or lose from these choices? What criteria are being used to make decisions and why? Does government involvement help or hinder scientific research? Shaping Science and Technology Policy brings together an exciting and diverse group of emerging scholars, both practitioners and academic experts, to investigate current issues in science and technology policy. Essays explore such topics as globalization, the shifting boundary between public and private, informed consent in human participation in scientific research, intellectual property and university science, and the distribution of the costs and benefits of research. Contributors: Charlotte Augst, Grant Black, Mark Brown, Kevin Elliott, Patrick Feng, Pamela M. Franklin, Carolyn Gideon, Tené N. Hamilton, Brian A. Jackson, Shobita Parthasarathy, Jason W. Patton, A. Abigail Payne, Bhaven Sampat, Christian Sandvig, Sheryl Winston Smith, Michael Whong-Barr

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Pilgrims in Medicine: Conscience,Legalism and Human Rights

Author: Thomas Alured Faunce
Publsiher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Total Pages: 676
Release: 2005-01-01
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9004139621
Rating: 4.9/5 (21 downloads)

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This arrestingly novel work develops a normative synthesis of medical humanities, virtue ethics, medical ethics, health law and human rights. It presents an ambitious, complex and coherent argument for the reconceptualisation of the doctor-patient relationship and its regulation utilising approaches often thought of as being separate, if not opposed (virtue-based ethics and universal human rights). The case is argued gracefully, with moderation, but also with respect for opposing positions. The book's analysis of the foundational professional virtue of therapeutic loyalty is an original departure from the traditional discourse of "patient autonomy," and the ethical and legal "duties" of the medical practitioner. The central argument is not merely presented, as bookends, in the introduction and conclusion. It is cogently represented in each chapter and section and measured against the material considered. A remarkable feature is the use of aptly selected "canonical" literature to inform the argument. These references run from Hesse's "The Glass Bead Game" in the abstract, to Joyce's "Ulysses" in the conclusion. They include excerpts from and discussion about Bergman, Borges, Boswell, Tolstoy, de Beauvoir, Chekhov, Dostoevsky, Samuel Johnson, Aristotle, Orwell, Osler, Chaucer, Schweitzer, Shakespeare, Thorwalds, Kafka and William Carlos Williams. Such references are used not merely as an artistic and decorative leitmotif, but become a critical, narrative element and another complex and rich layer to this work. The breadth and quality of the references are testimony to the author's clear understanding of the modern law and literature movement. This work provides the basis of a medicalschool course. As many medical educators as possible should also be encouraged to read this work for the insights it will give them into using their own personal life narratives and those of their patients to inform their decision-making process. This thesis will also be of value to the judiciary, whose members are often called upon to make normatively difficult judgments about medical care and medical rules. The human rights material leads to a hopeful view of an international movement toward a universal synthesis between medical ethics and human rights in all doctor-patient relationships.

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Disputes and Dilemmas in Health Law

Author: Ian R. Freckelton
Publsiher: Federation Press
Total Pages: 740
Release: 2006
Genre: Health planning
ISBN: 9781862875531
Rating: 4.2/5 (755 downloads)

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This book replaces the successful Controversies in Health Law. Under the same editorship and much the same authorship, it is substantially larger (30 chapters instead of 18) and correspondingly more comprehensive. It retains the lively analysis and the focus on controversial and cutting-edge problems. The chapters are broken up into parts covering Litigation and Liabilty; Reproductive Technologies; The Sequelae of the End of Life; Public Health; Ethical Frameworks and Dilemmas; Regulation; Human Rights and Therapeutic Jurisprudence; Research and Vulnerability and Information, Privacy and Confidentiality . 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 the fundamental changes to civil liability for medical negligence; by the fierce debate over the role of coroners. Disputes and Dilemmas 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; takes account of changes relating to expert evidence; and discusses how difficult cases in relation to psychiatric injury and wrongful life are pushing compensability to its edges.

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Gender, Agency, and Coercion

Author: S. Madhok
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 289
Release: 2013-01-16
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 1137295619
Rating: 4.5/5 (19 downloads)

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Drawing on recent feminist discussions, this collection critically reassesses ideas about agency, exploring the relationship between agency and coercion in greater depth and across a range of disciplinary perspectives and ethical contexts.

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Body Failure

Author: Wendy Mitchinson
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 457
Release: 2013-01-01
Genre: History
ISBN: 1442614315
Rating: 4.4/5 (15 downloads)

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In this energetic new study, Wendy Mitchinson traces medical perspectives on the treatment of women in Canada in the first half of the twentieth century. It is based on in-depth research in a variety of archival sources, including Canadian medical journals, textbooks used in many of Canada's medical faculties, popular health literature, patient case records, and hospital annual reports, as well as interviews with women who lived during the period. Each chapter examines events throughout a woman's life cycle – puberty, menstruation, sexuality, marriage and motherhood – and the health problems connected to them – infertility, birth control and abortion, gynaecology, cancer, nervous disorders, and menopause. Mitchinson provides a sensitive understanding of the physician/patient relationship, the unease of many doctors about the bodies of their female patients, as well as overriding concerns about the relationship between female and male bodies. Throughout the book, Mitchinson takes care to examine the roles and agency of both patients and practitioners as diverse individuals.

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Brave New World of Health

Author: Belinda Bennett
Publsiher: Federation Press
Total Pages: 289
Release: 2008
Genre: Health
ISBN: 9781862876729
Rating: 4.2/5 (767 downloads)

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This book argues that the foundational terms and concepts, which form the basic building blocks of dialogue about health, are now in flux. While the forces in play differ, and the pace of change is varied, there is now a brave new world of health which characterises policy debate about health (and illness or disability). This permeates even the more narrow technical issues within clinical medicine, the law and medical science. This construction and reconstruction of health has important implications for the development of law and policy.

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Medico-Legal Aspects of Reproduction and Parenthood

Author: J.K. Mason
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2017-07-05
Genre: Law
ISBN: 1351918680
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Those involved in family and sexual relationships today face a bewildering variety of medico-legal dilemmas. These are encountered from as early as the preconception state of the embryo and continue throughout the period of child raising until the status of the mature minor is achieved. This book dissects a wide range of legal, medical and ethical issues surrounding reproduction and the parental relationship with the resultant child. Questions posed in the various sections include: what constitutes sexual intercourse, what are the implications of contraception and sterilization, is the abortion issues dead?. Is there a right to reproduce and, if so, how is this applied to the modern methods of assisted reproduction?. Is surrogate motherhood acceptable or workable?. The concept of fetal rights is explored and specific attention is given to the management of defective neonates in the light of recent judicial decisions. Other chapters look at the parent/child relationship in respect of medical treatment and the book concludes with a review of the interfamilial protection of young children under both the civil and the criminal law. Many of the views expressed are novel in that they represent those of a medical doctor exploring the legal field. It is neither a conventional book on family law nor one on medical law; rather, it draws on both to examine a specific area which affects both in a particularly significant way. Both statute and case law have been extensively updated since the publication of the first edition.

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Reproductive Issues in America

Author: Janna C. Merrick
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2003
Genre: Abortion
ISBN: 1576078167
Rating: 4.8/5 (67 downloads)

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Provides a comprehensive examination of controversial issues related to reproduction in America and includes discussions on preselecting the sex of babies, abortion, and pregnant addicts.

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The Allocation of Health Care Resources

Author: John McKie
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2016-12-05
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 1351895060
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The competition for limited health care resources is intensifying. We urgently need an acceptable method for deciding how they should be allocated. But the goods that health care produces are of very different kinds. Health care can extend the lives of children and of older people. It can make it possible for a person to walk, when without health care that person would be permanently bedridden; and it can reduce the pain and distress of people who are terminally ill. How can we possibly decide which of these - and many more - diverse achievements of health care are more deserving than others? We need a common unit by which we might be able to measure these very different goods. The Quality-Adjusted Life Year, or QALY, is the most developed proposal for such a unit of measure. In this book a distinguished team of ethicists and economists defend the core of the QALY proposal: that health care resources should be used so as to produce more years of life, of the highest possible quality. This leads to a discussion of such fundamental questions as whether all lives are of equal value, whether health care should be allocated on the basis of need and whether the QALY approach incorporates an adequate account of fairness or justice. The result is the most thorough account yet of the ethical issues raised by the use of the QALY as a basis for allocating health care resources.

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The Lord for the Body

Author: James William Opp
Publsiher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2005
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780773529052
Rating: 4.3/5 (29 downloads)

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"The Lord for the Body explores the ways constructions of the body, gender, and social space informed the cultural practice of Protestant faith healing in Canada. From newspaper accounts to criminal proceedings, James Opp traces the reactions of ministers, doctors, and state authorities, who denounced faith healing as dangerous to spiritual and physical health. Undaunted by such attacks, the faithful continued to seek healing through prayer, a practice that operated as a powerful devotional observance and a point of resistance to modern medicine."--BOOK JACKET.

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Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

Author: Cheris Kramarae
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 2050
Release: 2004-04-16
Genre: Reference
ISBN: 1135963150
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For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website. Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.