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Medicine and the Law

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ISBN13: 9781855211438
ISBN: 1855211432
Published: July 1993
Publisher: Routledge
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

This work examines the relationship between medicine and the law. Among the topics it addresses are whether we own our own bodies or not; the abortion issue; parental rights; the rights of mental patients to their psychoses; in vitro fertilization; surrogacy and feminist thought; and more.

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Do we own our bodies, Guido Calabresi; controlling the costs of medical malpractice - an argument for strict hospital liability, Bruce Champman; abortion and distortion of justice in the law, Bernard M. Dickens; the modern function and limits of parental rights, Bernard M. Dickens; Kenyan jurisprudence - the answer to western regulation of ""in-vitro fertilization"", Roy C. Howell; the right of the mental patient to his psychosis, Joseph Jacob; liberalism, republicanism and the abortion controversy, Gary C. Leedes; an essay on surrogacy and feminist thought, Joan Mahoney; a ""dignitary tort"" as a bridge between the idea of informed consent and the law of informed consent, Alan Meisel; the ethics and economics of enforcing contracts of surrogate motherhood, Richard A. Posner; a market for babies?, J. Robert S. Pritchard; rethinking (m)otherhood - feminist theory and state regulation of pregnancy; the theoretical relationship between law and psychiatry, David N. Weisstub; a contractual analysis of surrogate motherhood and a proposed solution, Stephen G. York.