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Autonomy, Informed Consent and Medical Law: A Relational Challenge


ISBN13: 9780521896931
Published: January 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £74.99
Paperback edition , ISBN13 9781107625419



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Alasdair Maclean analyses the ethical basis for consent to medical treatment, providing both an extensive reconsideration of the ethical issues and a detailed examination of English law. Importantly, the analysis is given a context by situating consent at the centre of the healthcare professional-patient relationship.

This allows the development of a relational model that balances the agency of the two parties with their obligations that arise from that relationship. That relational model is then used to critique the current legal regulation of consent. To conclude, Alasdair Maclean considers the future development of the law and contrasts the model of relational consent with Neil Manson and Onora O’Neill’s recent proposal for a model of genuine consent.

  • Each chapter may be read as an independent analysis, allowing the reader to read the book selectively
  • Regular summaries of the arguments are provided, allowing the reader to refresh their understanding of the argument without having to reread the whole chapter
  • The ethical arguments assume only a lay understanding of ethics, thus benefiting those readers who lack an expert understanding of the ethical issues

Subjects:
Medical Law
Contents:
Introduction

Part I:
1. Autonomy
2. The relevance of beneficence, justice and virtue
3. The healthcare professional-patient relationship: setting the context for consent
4. The Concept of consent – what it is and what it isnt

Part II. Consent and the Law:
5. The legal regulation of consent
6. Rationalising the law and ethics of consent
7. Constructing consent – future regulation and the practice of healthcare

Summary and conclusion.

Series: Cambridge Law, Medicine & Ethics

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Autonomy, Informed Consent and Medical Law: A Relational Challenge ISBN 9781107625419
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The Governance of Genetic Information: Who Decides? ISBN 9781107625426
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Ethical Problems and Genetics Practice ISBN 9781107697799
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The Politics of Blood: Ethics, Innovation and the Regulation of Risk ISBN 9780521193184
Published May 2012
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Ethical Problems and Genetics Practice ISBN 9781107020801
Published April 2012
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Genetic Data and the Law: A Critical Perspective on Privacy Protection ISBN 9781107007116
Published March 2012
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£64.99
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Xenotransplantation and Risk: Regulating a Developing Biotechnology ISBN 9780521195768
Published November 2011
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Organ Shortage: Ethics, Law and Pragmatism ISBN 9780521198998
Published March 2011
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Posthumous Interests: Legal and Ethical Perspectives ISBN 9780521187664
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Rationality and the Genetic Challenge: Making People Better?
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ISBN 9780521757133
Published February 2010
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£29.99
Human Tissue in Transplantation and Research: A Model Legal and Ethical Donation Framework ISBN 9780521709545
Published December 2009
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The Governance of Genetic Information: Who Decides? ISBN 9780521509916
Published September 2009
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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
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£29.99
Law, Legitimacy and the Rationing of Health Care: A Contextual and Comparative Perspective ISBN 9780521674454
Published November 2007
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£34.99
The Troubled Pregnancy: Legal Wrongs and Rights in Reproduction ISBN 9780521616249
Published June 2007
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Property in the Body: Feminist Perspectives ISBN 9780521687324
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