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The Politics of Blood: Ethics, Innovation and the Regulation of Risk


ISBN13: 9780521193184
Published: May 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £67.00
Paperback edition , ISBN13 9781107474796



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This book examines the relationship between politics, ethics and law in risk governance involving multi-valued human biological materials, such as blood. HIV blood contamination episodes in the USA, England and France are used to examine the emergence of and the consequences resulting from the politicization of risk. The emergence of the phenomenon is examined through a focus on the role of the gift relationship in blood donation, as well as scientific expertise and innovation in risk governance processes involving the blood system. Its consequences are examined through an analysis of legal action taken by aggrieved patient groups, in addition to a critique of the increased use of precautionary and regulatory strategies in dealing with emerging risks to blood safety.

Subjects:
Medical Law
Contents:
1. Introduction
2. The governance of the blood system
3. Revisiting the gift relationship
4. Professional beliefs and scientific expertise
5. Risk and innovation
6. The rise of the recipient
7. The politics of precaution
8. Regulating risk
9. Conclusion.

Series: Cambridge Law, Medicine & Ethics

The Politics of Blood: Ethics, Innovation and the Regulation of Risk ISBN 9781107474796
Published November 2014
Cambridge University Press
£23.99
Healthcare Decision-Making and the Law: Autonomy, Capacity and the Limits of Liberalism ISBN 9781107470927
Published November 2014
Cambridge University Press
£24.99
The Governance of Genetic Information: Who Decides? ISBN 9781107625426
Published December 2013
Cambridge University Press
£23.99
Autonomy, Informed Consent and Medical Law: A Relational Challenge ISBN 9781107625419
Published December 2013
Cambridge University Press
£26.99
Ethical Problems and Genetics Practice ISBN 9781107697799
Published September 2013
Cambridge University Press
£20.99
Ethical Problems and Genetics Practice ISBN 9781107020801
Published April 2012
Cambridge University Press
£62.00
Genetic Data and the Law: A Critical Perspective on Privacy Protection ISBN 9781107007116
Published March 2012
Cambridge University Press
£67.00
£72.00
Xenotransplantation and Risk: Regulating a Developing Biotechnology ISBN 9780521195768
Published November 2011
Cambridge University Press
£72.00
Organ Shortage: Ethics, Law and Pragmatism ISBN 9780521198998
Published March 2011
Cambridge University Press
£77.00
Posthumous Interests: Legal and Ethical Perspectives ISBN 9780521187664
Published February 2011
Cambridge University Press
£40.99
Healthcare Decision-Making and the Law: Autonomy, Capacity and the Limits of Liberalism ISBN 9780521118316
Published November 2010
Cambridge University Press
£82.00
Rationality and the Genetic Challenge: Making People Better?
Edited by: Matti Hayry
ISBN 9780521757133
Published February 2010
Cambridge University Press
£30.99
Human Tissue in Transplantation and Research: A Model Legal and Ethical Donation Framework ISBN 9780521709545
Published December 2009
Cambridge University Press
£30.99
The Governance of Genetic Information: Who Decides? ISBN 9780521509916
Published September 2009
Cambridge University Press
£77.00
Autonomy, Informed Consent and Medical Law: A Relational Challenge ISBN 9780521896931
Published January 2009
Cambridge University Press
£77.00
Genes and Insurance: Ethical, Legal and Economic Issues Updated ed
Marcus RadetzkiStockholms Universitet, Marian RadetzkiStockholms Universitet, Niklas JuthGoteborgs Universitet, Sweden
ISBN 9780521054508
Published June 2008
Cambridge University Press
£23.99
Posthumous Interests: Legal and Ethical Perspectives ISBN 9780521877848
Published April 2008
Cambridge University Press
£93.00
Law, Legitimacy and the Rationing of Health Care: A Contextual and Comparative Perspective ISBN 9780521674454
Published November 2007
Cambridge University Press
£35.99
The Troubled Pregnancy: Legal Wrongs and Rights in Reproduction ISBN 9780521616249
Published June 2007
Cambridge University Press
£31.99
Genes and Insurance: Ethical Legal and Moral Issues
Marcus RadetzkiStockholms Universitet, Marian RadetzkiStockholms Universitet, Niklas JuthGoteborgs Universitet, Sweden
ISBN 9780521830904
Published June 2003
Cambridge University Press
£82.00