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Vol 22 No 6 June/July 2017

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The Legitimacy of Medical Treatment: What Role for the Medical Exception?


ISBN13: 9781138819634
Published: August 2015
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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The adoption of many treatments and procedures within medicine is far from straightforward, particularly when such treatments are ethically contentious.

The development of legitimate abortion, organ donation, gender reassignment and non-therapeutic cosmetic surgery have all raised troubling ethical, legal and clinical issues. This book examines the various factors that legitimatise a medical procedure.

The book brings together a range of internationally and nationally recognised academics from different disciplines including law, philosophy, medicine, health economics, and sociology. Contributing chapters address such issues as clinical judgement and professional autonomy, the role of public interest, and the influence of resource allocation in decision-making. In doing so the book explores how the law, the medical profession and the public interact in order to determine whether a new or ethically contentious procedure should be regarded as legitimate.

This book will be a great interest and use to researchers and students of bioethics, medical law, and the sociology of medicine.

Subjects:
Medical Law
Contents:
Part 1 Framing the Issues
1. Introduction, Sara Fovargue and Alexandra Mullock
2. What is Proper Medical Treatment, Margaret Brazier
3. Papist Potions and Electric Sex: A historical perspective on 'proper medical treatment', Barry Lyons
4. What do We Mean by ‘Proper’ Medical Treatment?, Lucy Frith
5. Moralising Medicine: The Place of Morals, Ethics and Law in Medical Decision-Making, José Miola
6. Families Perspectives on Proper Medical Treatment, Celia Kitzinger and Jenny Kitzinger

Part 2: How ‘Wrongs’ Can Become ‘Rights’
7. Dying to be Beautiful: Rethinking the justifications for aesthetic cosmetic surgery, Alexandra Mullock and Danielle Griffiths
8. Abortion, the Foetus, and ‘Proper Medical Treatment’, Mary Neal
9. Death on Demand: In the public interest?, Richard Huxtable
10. 'Proper Medical Treatment' in the Mental Health Context, Judy Laing

Part 3: Policy Implications
11. The Economics of Proper Medical Treatment, Cam Donaldson and Rachel Baker
12. Rationing, Resource Allocation and Proper Medical Treatment, Keith Syrett
13. Comments and Reflections, John Coggon

Series: Biomedical Law & Ethics Library

Revisiting Landmark Cases in Medical Law ISBN 9781138808331
To be published August 2018
Routledge
£90.00
Health Research Governance in Africa ISBN 9781138036772
To be published December 2017
Routledge
£105.00
Medical Law-Making and the Role of the Scientific Expert ISBN 9781138675438
To be published October 2017
Routledge
£90.00
Regulating Risk: Values and Law in Health Research Governance ISBN 9780415816007
To be published August 2017
Routledge
£90.00
The Umbilical Cord Blood Controversies in Medical Law (eBook) ISBN 9781317555445
Published January 2017
Routledge
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The Umbilical Cord Blood Controversies in Medical Law ISBN 9781138840881
Published January 2017
Routledge
£110.00
Revisiting the Regulation of Human Fertilisation and Embryology
Edited by: Kirsty Horsey
ISBN 9781138713055
Published January 2017
Routledge
£34.99
The Voices and Rooms of European Bioethics ISBN 9781138701984
Published January 2017
Routledge
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Revisiting the Regulation of Human Fertilisation and Embryology (eBook)
Edited by: Kirsty Horsey
ISBN 9781317664802
Published June 2015
Routledge
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Revisiting the Regulation of Human Fertilisation and Embryology
Edited by: Kirsty Horsey
ISBN 9781138021891
Published June 2015
Routledge
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The Voices and Rooms of European Bioethics ISBN 9780415737197
Published May 2015
Routledge
£95.00
Bioethics: Methods, Theories, Domains ISBN 9781138789937
Published April 2014
Routledge
£26.95
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Medical Ethics in China: A Transcultural Interpretation ISBN 9780415724562
Published September 2013
Routledge
£26.95
Coercive Care: Rights, Law and Policy (eBook) ISBN 9781135016579
Published June 2013
Routledge
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Coercive Care: Rights, Law and Policy ISBN 9780415628198
Published June 2013
Routledge
£95.00
The Connected Self: The Ethics and Governance of the Genetic Individual ISBN 9781107008601
Published January 2013
Cambridge University Press
£67.00
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Medical Ethics in China: A Transcultural Interpretation ISBN 9780415689496
Published December 2011
Routledge
£90.00
Bioethics: Methods, Theories, Domains ISBN 9780415609913
Published October 2011
Routledge
£95.00
Bioethics: Methods, Theories, Domains (eBook) ISBN 9781136190070
Published October 2011
Routledge
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Healthcare Research Ethics and Law: Regulation, Review and Responsibility ISBN 9780415429177
Published October 2009
Routledge-Cavendish
£35.99
The Body in Bioethics ISBN 9781844720569
Published April 2009
Routledge-Cavendish
£35.99
Values in Medicine: What are we Really Doing to Patients? ISBN 9780415424684
Published December 2007
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£105.00
Values in Medicine: What are we Really Doing to Patients? ISBN 9780415424691
Published December 2007
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£35.99
Medicine, Malpractice and Misapprehensions ISBN 9780415428095
Published December 2007
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£35.99
Assisted Dying: Reflections on the Need for Law Reform ISBN 9781844720545
Published November 2007
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Euthanasia, Ethics and the Law: From Conflict to Compromise ISBN 9781844721061
Published November 2007
Routledge-Cavendish
£35.99
The Best Interests of the Child in Healthcare ISBN 9781844720422
Published October 2007
UCL Press
£35.99
Bioethics and the Humanities: Attitudes and Perceptions ISBN 9781844720521
Published March 2007
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£35.99
Impairment and Disability: Law and Ethics at the Beginning and End of Life ISBN 9781844720408
Published February 2007
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£35.99
The Harm Paradox: Tort Law and the Unwanted Child in an Era of Choice ISBN 9781844721085
Published January 2007
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Human Fertilisation and Embryology: Reproducing Regulation ISBN 9781844720903
Published December 2006
UCL Press
£35.99
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