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Bioethics, Medicine and the Criminal Law: Medicine, Crime and Society

Edited by: Danielle Griffiths, Andrew Sanders

ISBN13: 9781107021532
Published: January 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £69.99



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In recent years, debates have arisen concerning the encroachment of the criminal process in regulating fatal medical error, the implementation of the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 and the recent release of the Director of Public Prosecution's assisted suicide policy.

Consequently, questions have been raised regarding the extent to which such intervention helps, or if it in fact hinders, the sustained development of medical practice. In this collection, Danielle Griffiths and Andrew Sanders explore the operation of the criminal process in healthcare in the UK as well as in other jurisdictions, including the USA, Australia, New Zealand, France and the Netherlands.

Using evidence from previous cases alongside empirical data, each essay engages the reader with the debate surrounding what the appropriate role of the criminal process in healthcare should be and aims to clarify and shape policy and legislation in this under-researched area.

Subjects:
Medical Law, Criminal Law, Law and Society
Contents:
1. The 'doctoring type'
2. 'The sleep of death': 150 years of anaesthesia-related mortality and the courts
3. Victims and prosecution policy
4. The road to the dock: prosecution decision-making in medical manslaughter cases
5. Medical manslaughter: the role of context and character
6. Doctors who kill and harm their patients: the Australian experience
7. Medical manslaughter: organisational liability
8. 'From prosecution to rehabilitation': New Zealand's response to health professional negligence
9. The role of the criminal law in healthcare in France: examining the HIV blood contamination scandal
10. Pain relief, prescription drugs, and prosecution in the US
11. Exploring the tension between physician-assisted dying and palliative medicine
12. Psychiatric care and criminal prosecution
13. 'Involuntary automaticity' and medical manslaughter
14. Maternity services and the impact of the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007
15. Disease transmission and prosecution.

Series: Bioethics and Law

The Global Health Crisis: Ethical Responsibilities ISBN 9781107190351
To be published March 2017
Cambridge University Press
£69.99
Regulating Patient Safety: The End of Professional Dominance? ISBN 9780521190992
To be published March 2017
Cambridge University Press
£69.99
Empirical Bioethics: Practical and Theoretical Perspectives ISBN 9781107078475
To be published January 2017
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£69.99
Solidarity in Biomedicine and Beyond ISBN 9781107074248
To be published December 2016
Cambridge University Press
£69.99
Electronic Health Records and Medical Big Data: Law and Policy ISBN 9781107166547
To be published December 2016
Cambridge University Press
£59.99
Electronic Health Records and Medical Big Data: Law and Policy ISBN 9781316617687
To be published December 2016
Cambridge University Press
£24.99