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The Cure in the Code: How 20th Century Law is Undermining 21st Century Medicine

by Peter W. Huber

Never before have two revolutions with so much potential to save and prolong human life occurred simultaneously. The converging, synergistic power of the biochemical and digital revolutions now allows us to...


Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults and the Law

by Michael Mandelstam

The book focuses on how many areas of law apply to vulnerable adults, bringing together an extensive body of case law to illustrate this. Also covered is how local authorities and the NHS may themselves be implicated...


The Great Escape: Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality

by Angus Deaton

The world is a better place than it used to be. People are wealthier and healthier, and live longer lives. Yet the escapes from destitution by so many have left gaping inequalities between people and between...


Maternal Mortality, Human Rights and Accountability

by Paul Hunt & Tony Gray

The scale of maternal mortality and morbidity today is staggering. This book focuses on a vital part of a human rights response to maternal mortality, viz. accountability. Accountability encompasses monitoring,...


Assembling Health Rights in Global Context: Genealogies and Anthropologies

by Alex Mold & David Reubi

What do we mean when we talk about rights in relation to health? Where does the language of health rights come from, and what are the implications of using such a discourse?

During the last 20 years there have...


Criminal Behavior

by Elaine Cassel & Douglas A. Bernstein

Criminal Behavior explores crime as a developmental process from birth through early adulthood. It further examines the role that legal, political, and criminal justice systems play in the development of criminal...


The Cure for Obamacare

by Sally C. Pipes

This Broadside will look at the changes that can be made to halt the full implementation of the law over the next few years, including repealing parts of the act that are unpopular with members of both parties....


The Modern Military and the Environment: The Laws of Peace and War

by William A., Jr. Wilcox

The battle is an old one: man versus nature. And in modern society, man includes the military. Machines. Chemicals. Who wins the battle and at what cost? This practical analysis of the conflict between national...


National Healths: Gender, Sexuality and Health in a Cross-Cultural Context

by Michael Worton & Wilson Tagoe

In today's globalised world, it is increasingly important to understand the otherness of different societies and their beliefs, histories and practices. This book focuses on a burning cultural issue: how concepts...


The ABA Complete and Easy Guide to Health Care Law: Your Guide to Protecting Your Rights as a Patient, Dealing with Hospitals, Health Insurance, Medic

by American Bar Association

The ABA Complete and Easy Guide to Health Care Law is a comprehensive guide to understanding your rights as a patient and knowing how to move through the health care system. This guide allows you to understand...


Medical Negligence: Non-Patient and Third Party Claims

by Rachael Mulheron

Healthcare professionals face an increasing threat of litigation from parties whom they have never met in their daily medical practice and who look nothing like the traditional patient. This book explores the...


Issues in Human Rights Protection of Intellectually Disabled Persons

by Andreas Dimopoulos

This volume examines a wide array of issues relating to human rights and intellectual disability, such as the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the case law of the ECtHR, and jurisprudential...


The Legal, Medical and Cultural Regulation of the Body: Transformation and Transgression

by Stephen W. Smith & Ronan Deazley

The regulation of the body provides an important concern in law, medical practice and culture. This comprehensive new volume explores how conceptions of self, liberalism, property and harm inform and influence...


Altruism Reconsidered: Exploring New Approaches to Property in Human Tissue

by Michael Steinmann & Peter Sýkora

Altruism Reconsidered combines both practical and conceptual multidisciplinary perspectives, setting the standard for a detailed and innovative discussion on the regulation of research on human tissue.


Issues in Medical Law and Ethics

by Derek Morgan

Thirty years ago, English jurist Patrick Devlin wrote: "Is it not a pleasant tribute to the medical profession that by and large it has been able to manage its relations with its patients ... without the aid...


Global Health Disputes and Disparities: A Critical Appraisal of International Law and Population Health

by Dru Bhattacharya

Global Health Disputes and Disparities explores inequalities in health around the world, looking particularly at the opportunity for, and limitations of, international law to promote population health by examining...


Principles and Practice in Biobank Governance

by Kaye & Stranger

Rapid technological advances, the establishment of large-scale biobanks, and the exchange of data across international boundaries raise a variety of questions for regulators struggling with the problem of how...


The Limits to Governance: The Challenge of Policy-Making for the New Life Sciences

by Lyall & Papaioannou

How can policy-makers ensure that we benefit from the health developments brought by genomics while satisfying both the expectations of society and the economic imperatives? This book offers a critique of the...


Clinical Practice of Forensic Neuropsychology: An Evidence-Based Approach

by Kyle Brauer Boone

Written by a foremost expert in the field, this hands-on, evidence-based guide describes how to conduct a comprehensive forensic neuropsychological evaluation and provide expert testimony. All steps are covered--from...


Law and the Disordered: An Explanation in Mental Health, Law, and Politics

by George C. Klein

How does our legal and mental health system handle the mentally disordered? In this book, George C. Klein presents a revealing survey that explores the system of processing prisoners and patients from arrest...