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Surveying the foundations of medical law: a reassessment of Glanville Williams’ The Sanctity of Life and the Criminal Law

John Keown

in The Law and Ethics of Medicine: Essays on the Inviolability of Human Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199589555
eISBN:
9780191741036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589555.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter notes the foundational importance to the discipline of medical law of Glanville Williams’ book The Sanctity of Life and the Criminal Law (1957). It argues that the book’s defects have ... More


The Obligation to Heal and Patient Autonomy

Daniel B. Sinclair

in Jewish Biomedical Law: Legal and Extra-Legal Dimensions

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198268277
eISBN:
9780191683480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268277.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter argues that the obligation to heal in Jewish law is not an absolute one: in certain cases, it is possible to follow the wishes of a patient who does not wish to receive medical ... More


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