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Legal Origins and Principles

Rebecca J. Cook, Bernard M. Dickens, and Mahmoud F. Fathalla

in Reproductive Health and Human Rights: Integrating Medicine, Ethics, and Law

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199241323
eISBN:
9780191696909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241323.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The application of ethical assessment is related to applications of law and principles of human rights. This chapter provides a foundation for legal analysis and perception that can be applied to ... More


Criminal Law and Public Health Practice

Zita Lazzarini, Richard A. Goodman, and Kim S. Dammers

in Law in Public Health Practice

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195301489
eISBN:
9780199863822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301489.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter introduces the unique characteristics of criminal law, provides a broad overview of the many substantive areas in which criminal law and public health law interact, and discusses the ... More


International Considerations

David P. Fidler and Martin S. Cetron

in Law in Public Health Practice

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195301489
eISBN:
9780199863822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301489.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter seeks to remedy the neglect of international considerations in the analysis of U.S. public health law. The first section focuses on the legal structure and sources of public health law ... More


Considerations for Special Populations

T. Howard Stone, Heather H. Horton, Robert M. Pestronk, and Montrece M. Ransom

in Law in Public Health Practice

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195301489
eISBN:
9780199863822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301489.003.0012
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter focuses on laws that pertain to special populations and their public health needs. It is divided into sections, each focused on a special population. “Special populations” refer to ... More


Medicalizing Crime—Criminalizing Health? The Role of Law

Jonathan Montgomery

in The Criminal Justice System and Health Care

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199228294
eISBN:
9780191711343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228294.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter draws together the broad themes of the book, utilizing two of the areas of focus (the criminalization of medical malpractice and disease transmission) as case studies. A socio-legal ... More


The Patient as Victim and Vector: Ethics and Infectious Disease

Margaret P. Battin, Leslie P. Francis, Jay A. Jacobson, and Charles B. Smith

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195335842
eISBN:
9780199868926
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335842.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Bioethics emerged at a time when infectious disease was not a major concern, and thus never developed a normative framework sensitive to disease transmission. This book develops the “patient as ... More


The Slow Transition of U.S. Law toward a Greater Emphasis on Prevention

Thaddeus Mason Pope

in Prevention vs. Treatment: What's the Right Balance?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199837373
eISBN:
9780199919499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199837373.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

United States law has long emphasized treatment over prevention. Only over the past decade have legal measures begun to materially target many of the root causes of morbidity and mortality. This ... More


Legal Counsel to Public Health Practitioners

Wilfredo Lopez and Thomas R. Frieden

in Law in Public Health Practice

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195301489
eISBN:
9780199863822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301489.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter provides a practical framework for understanding and guiding the relationship between public health practitioners and legal counsel. It first suggests issues to be reviewed when a public ... More


International Health and Sustainable Development Law

Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger and Ashfaq Khalfan

in Sustainable Development Law: Principles, Practices, and Prospects

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199276707
eISBN:
9780191699900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276707.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

While health has long been central to the sustainable development agenda, academics and scholars are only just beginning to analyse the relevance of international health law to sustainable ... More


Frontline Public Health: Surveillance and Field Epidemiology

Verla S. Neslund, Richard A. Goodman, and James L. Hadler

in Law in Public Health Practice

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195301489
eISBN:
9780199863822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301489.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter provides an overview of the legal issues relating to public health surveillance and field epidemiology. It discusses the general legal authorities for surveillance and public health ... More


Bloodborne and Sexually Transmitted Infections

Edward P. Richards III and Guthrie S. Birkhead

in Law in Public Health Practice

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195301489
eISBN:
9780199863822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301489.003.0016
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter focuses on legal tools for controlling sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and certain related bloodborne infections for which sexual transmission is important. It focuses on the ... More


The Ethics of Total Confinement: A Critique of Madness, Citizenship, and Social Justice

Bruce A. Arrigo, Heather Y. Bersot, and Brian G. Sellers

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195372212
eISBN:
9780199897247
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372212.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

This book demonstrates how the forces of captivity and risk management dangerously co-habit justice at the self/society divide. This cohabitation is the power to harm (i.e., to reduce being and to ... More


Reciprocity Reciprocity and Neuroscience in Public Health Law

A.M. Viens

in Law and Neuroscience: Current Legal Issues Volume 13

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199599844
eISBN:
9780191725227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599844.003.0019
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

There is an underdeveloped potential for using neuroscience as a particular input in the process of law-making. This chapter examines one such instance in the area of public health law. Neuroscience ... More


Integrating Genetics into Public Health Policy and Practice

Ellen Wright Clayton and Mark A. Rothstein

in Law in Public Health Practice

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195301489
eISBN:
9780199863822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301489.003.0013
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter explores the complex patchwork of federal and state laws applicable to the evolving relation between genetics and public health practice. It focuses on two major genetics-associated ... More


Control of Foodborne Diseases

Leslie Kux, Jeremy Sobel, and Kevin M. Fain

in Law in Public Health Practice

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195301489
eISBN:
9780199863822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301489.003.0015
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses legal and policy interventions for food safety. Topics covered include legal authorities, legal issues and controversies, public health practice considerations, and emerging ... More


Law, Human Rights, and the Bioethical Discourse

Michael Freeman

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/acprof:oso/9780199545520.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter considers a case study of global pharmaceutical patents to examine possible engagements between law, in particular human rights law, and bioethics. It argues that current theories of ... More


Health Care Regulation in America: Complexity, Confrontation, and Compromise

Robert I. Field

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195159684
eISBN:
9780199864423
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159684.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This book is a guide to the regulatory maze that governs health care. Regulation shapes all aspects of America's fragmented health care system, from the flow of dollars to the communication between ... More


An Acceptable Level of Death

Geoffrey Tweedale

in Magic Mineral to Killer Dust: Turner & Newall and the Asbestos Hazard

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199243990
eISBN:
9780191697326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243990.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

The asbestos experience demonstrates starkly the political and social problems involved in any revamping of health and safety laws, compensation payments, and medical surveillance. Occupational ... More


The Repetitions of History

Robin Feldman

in The Role of Science in Law

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195368581
eISBN:
9780199867455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368581.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter traces the instinct to reach for science in American legal doctrine back through the 1800s. It examines both the more formal legal theory movements as well as individual doctrinal ... More


Bridging the Health/Law Divide in Global Health Law: The Role of Law Professors

Scott Burris

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/9780199688999.003.0029
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter discusses the conceptual and methodological elements of public health law research, and the need for an empirical turn in global health law. It argues that: legal academics should give ... More


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