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Public-Private Partnerships and Responsibility Under International Law: A Global Health Perspective

by Lisa Clarke

Partnerships between the public and private sectors are an increasingly accepted method to deal with pressing global issues, such as those relating to health. Partnerships, comprised of states and international...


The Affordable Care ACT Decision: Philosophical and Legal Implications

by Fritz Allhoff & Mark Hall

Interest in NFIB v. Sebelius has been extraordinarily high, from as soon as the legislation was passed, through lower court rulings, the Supreme Court's grant of certiorari, and the decision itself, both for...


Health Technologies and International Intellectual Property Law: A Precautionary Approach

by Phoebe Li

The global transmission of infectious diseases has fuelled the need for a more developed legal framework in international public health to provide prompt and specific guidance during a large-scale emergency....


Corporeality, Medical Technologies and Contemporary Culture

by Francisco Ortega

This book examines the confusions and contradictions that manifest in prevalent attitudes towards the body, as well as in related bodily practices.

The body is simultaneously our reference for the certainties...


Stem Cell Research and the Collaborative Regulation of Innovation

by Sarah Devaney

Hopes are high that stem cell (SC) research will lead to treatments and cures for some of the most serious diseases affecting humankind today. SC science has been used in a treatment setting in the replacement...


Law and Mental Health: A Case-Based Approach

by Robert G. Meyer & Christopher M. Weaver

This volume presents classic and contemporary legal cases that have set important precedents related to psychological and mental health issues in criminal and civil proceedings; the role of practitioners as...


Human Population Genetic Research in Developing Countries: The Issue of Group Protection

by Yue Wang

Human population genetic research (HPGR) seeks to identify the diversity and variation of the human genome and how human group and individual genetic diversity has developed. This book asks whether developing...


A Relational Approach to Assisted Reproduction: A Relational Approach to the Welfare of the Child in Selective Reproduction

by Michelle Taylor-Sands

Genetic screening technologies involving pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) raise particular issues about selective reproduction and the welfare of the child to be born. How does selection impact on the...


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 healthier, wealthier, and live longer. Yet the escapes from destitution by so many has left gaping inequalities between people and nations. In The Great...


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,...


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...


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...