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Author Freckelton, Ian R.

Title Controversies in health law / editors, Ian Freckelton [and] Kerry Petersen
Published Leichhardt, N.S.W. : Federation Press, 1999


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Description xxix, 354 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Foreword / Sheila A. M. McLean -- Introduction / Ian Freckelton and Kerry Petersen -- Pt. A. Legal Regulation of Clinical Decision-Making. 1. Sterilisation and Special Medical Procedures on Children and Young People. Blunt Instrument? Bad Medicine? / Danny Sandor. 2. Criminal Abortion Laws: An Impediment to Reproductive Health? / Kerry Petersen. 3. Withdrawal of Life-Support: Some Criminal Prosecution Aspects / Chris Corns. 4. End of Life - Legal Framework / Danuta Mendelson -- Pt. B. Litigation Issues. 5. Competency to Consent to Treatment: An Introduction / John Devereux. 6. Doctors as Witnesses / Ian Freckelton. 7. Malpractice Actions Against Health Care Providers / Ian Freckelton. 8. The Ritual of Confidentiality / Marilyn McMahon. 9. Medical Records / Charlotta Blomberg. 10. Health Disputes: A "Window of Opportunity" to Improve Health Services / Beth Wilson. 11. Continuing Legal Education for Medical Practitioners: A Responsive Model / Leanna Darvall -- Pt. C. Technology Issues. 12. The Challenge of Human Genetics / Donald Chalmers. 13. Regulation of Assisted Reproductive Technology: The State of Play in Australia / Helen Szoke. 14. Why Legislate on Assisted Reproduction? / Loane Skene -- Pt. D. Health Law and Ethics. 15. Moral Frameworks in Health Care: An Introduction to Ethics / Ian Kerridge, Peter Saul and John McPhee. 16. Health Care Management: Issues in Resource Allocation / Pauline Stanton. 17. Advance Directives / Ian Kerridge, John McPhee and Michael Lowe / [et al.]. 18. Organ Donation and Transplantation in Australia: Dilemmas in Ethics and Health Law / Peter Saul, Ian Kerridge and John McPhee
Summary Analyses the role of the informal rules of practice for healthcare professionals and the demands made by the formal legal sysem. This is a book that will stimulate discussion and analysis, as well as informing health care professionals generally. In addition, it is an excellent work for law students studying this area
Analysis Health care
Legal standing
Medical ethics
Medical procedures
Medical profession
Patients' rights
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliography (pages 333-352) and index
Subject Medical care -- Law and legislation -- Australia.
Medical laws and legislation -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Australia.
Medical ethics.
Medical laws and legislation -- Australia.
Medical technology -- Law and legislation -- Australia.
Legislation, Medical.
Biomedical Technology -- legislation & jurisprudence.
Ethics, Medical.
Ethics, Medical.
Legislation, Medical.
Author Freckelton, Ian R.
Peterson, Kerry Anne
LC no. 00302100
ISBN 1862873313