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The Age of Deference—A Historical Anomaly

Margaret Brazier

in Law and Bioethics: Current Legal Issues Volume 11

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199545520
eISBN:
9780191721113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso:acprof/9780199545520.003.0025
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter considers the relevance of studying the history of medical law. The history of medical law has been little explored, at least by legal scholars. It is argued that even a brief excursion ... More


The Changing Climate For Reform

Margaret Otlowski

in Voluntary Euthanasia and the Common Law

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198298687
eISBN:
9780191685507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298687.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter explores the changing climate for legal reform with regard to active voluntary euthanasia by considering a number of related issues: public opinion which appears to be increasingly in ... More


The Netherlands

Margaret Otlowski

in Voluntary Euthanasia and the Common Law

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198298687
eISBN:
9780191685507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298687.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

Apart from the Northern Territory of Australia, where legislation has recently been enacted, the country which has come closest to the legalization of active voluntary euthanasia is the Netherlands. ... More


The Manipulation of Medical Practice

Vivienne Harpwood

in Law and Medicine: Current Legal Issues Volume 3

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198299189
eISBN:
9780191685644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299189.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Medical Law

Developments during the second half of the 20th century have introduced greater concern for the autonomy of the patient, and the most recent trends threaten to circumscribe the doctor’s traditional ... More


Clinical Guidelines, Negligence and Medical Practice

Harvey Teff

in Law and Medicine: Current Legal Issues Volume 3

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198299189
eISBN:
9780191685644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299189.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Medical Law

One of the more prominent features of modern governance is its increasing reliance on guidelines. Sometimes they acquire such an aura of authority that they are assumed to be part of the general law. ... More


Interrogation Medicine?

M. Gregg Bloche

in Law and Global Health: Current Legal Issues Volume 16

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199688999
eISBN:
9780191768118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688999.003.0022
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter first reviews existing knowledge about the involvement of psychologists, psychiatrists, and other mental health professionals in harsh, post-9/11 interrogation. It then turns to the ... More


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