Routledge Handbook of Medical Law and Ethics

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Yann Joly, Bartha Maria Knoppers
Routledge, Jun 17, 2016 - Medical ethics - 480 pages

This book explores the scope, application and role of medical law, regulatory norms and ethics, and addresses key challenges introduced by contemporary advances in biomedical research and healthcare. While mindful of national developments, the handbook supports a global perspective in its approach to medical law.

Contributors include leading scholars in both medical law and ethics, who have developed specially commissioned pieces in order to present a critical overview and analysis of the current state of medical law and ethics. Each chapter offers comprehensive coverage of longstanding and traditional topics in medical law and ethics, and provides dynamic insights into contemporary and emerging issues in this heavily debated field. Topics covered include:

  • Bioethics, health and human rights
  • Medical liability
  • Law and emerging health technologies
  • Public health law
  • Personalized medicine
  • The law and ethics of access to medicines in developing countries
  • Medical research in the genome era
  • Emerging legal and ethical issues in reproductive technologies

This advanced level reference work will prove invaluable to legal practitioners, scholars, students and researchers in the disciplines of law, medicine, genetics, dentistry, theology, and medical ethics.

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About the author (2016)

Yann Joly is a Lawyer and an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University, Canada as well as a research fellow from the Fonds de la recherche en santé du Québec and a researcher at the Centre de recherche en droit public at the University of Montreal.

Bartha Maria Knoppers holds the Canada Research Chair in Law and Medicine. She is Director of the Centre of Genomics and Policy, Faculty of Medicine at McGill University, Canada.

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