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Treat Me Right : Essays in Medical Law and Ethics - Ian Kennedy

Treat Me Right

Essays in Medical Law and Ethics

Paperback Published: 19th September 1991
ISBN: 9780198255581
Number Of Pages: 464

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This book brings together a wide cross-section of the author's work in the field of medical law and ethics. Many of the articles have appeared previously in journals, but all are updated. Some are published here for the first time. Professor Kennedy, a former Reith Lecturer and a well-known scholar and broadcaster, writes not only authoritatively and informatively about the subject, but often in a way that is provocative, controversial, and amusing. It is a collection that will interest the lawyer with medico-legal interests, and the doctor who wants to know more about the rights, duties, and liabilities of his profession, the student of law or medicine, and the layperson who follows developments in this scientifically complex and morally contentious area of law.

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`Kennedy writes with flair, energy, and passion; and ... the genuine excitement that comes from grappling with an intelligent and uncompromising mind, pervades the whole book. ... It is to Ian Kennedy's credit that this book is both brilliant and respectable.' Times Higher Education Supplement `a really riveting book' New Statesman and Society `we are presented with a highly personal, elegant, at times amusing set of arguments on topics of great interest not just to lawyers and doctors but to a lay readership as well.' Times Literary Supplement `All will ... benefit from reading his humane and robustly-argued pleas on matters of great public interest.' Roy Porter, Medical History `It is a delight to read such a scholarly, well-written, and important presentation of very difficult concepts in medical ethics and medical law. This book is highly recommended.' New England Journal of Medicine `He writes extremely well and this very readable book makes it clear how important a good knowledge of biology is in the field of medical law. I found it fascinating.' Michael Reiss, Institute of Biology `engaging and well-written' Bulletin of Medical Ethics `A challenging book. Here is a book for the thinker, for the teacher of ethics.' Update `Written in the first person, the essays have an integrity and honesty lacking in much academic writing. Kennedy's conversational style is engaging and solicitous. For instance, when he writes of Sidaway he is a perceptive and informed narrator explaining concisely and lucidly the issues involved ... his asides enliven and enrich the discussion. Occasionally, there is gracefulness and compassion ... he skilfully and rigorously employs the primary tools of the common law; precedent and analogous reasoning ... These new essays show Kennedy continuing to stimulate and inform after almost twenty years of sustained publication. With the other fifteen essays, the paperback charts an original and prodigious output. That courts and bioethicists still wrestle with the dilemmas and issues addressed by Kennedy renders this book an invaluable respository of analysis in the field of medical law and ethics.' Medical Law International

Emerging Problems of Medicine, Technology, and the Lawp. 1
What is a Medical Decision?p. 19
The Legal and Ethical Implications of Postcoital Birth Controlp. 32
A Husband, a Wife, and an Abortionp. 42
The Doctor, the Pill, and the 15-year-old Girlp. 52
The Moral Status of the Embryop. 119
Ethics in Clinical Decision Making: The Care of the Very-low-birth-weight Babyp. 140
R. v. Arthur, Re B., and the Severely Disabled New-born Babyp. 154
The Patient on the Clapham Omnibusp. 175
The Law and Ethics of Informed Consent and Randomized Controlled Trialsp. 213
Further Thoughts on Liability for Non-observance of the Provisions of the Human Tissue Act 1961p. 225
The Donation and Transplantation of Kidneys: Should the Law be Changed?p. 237
Transsexualism and Single-Sex Marriagep. 257
The Technological Imperative and its Application in Health Carep. 287
The Check-out: A Humane Death?p. 300
The Law Relating to the Treatment of the Terminally Illp. 315
The Legal Effect of Requests by the Terminally Ill and Aged not to Receive Further Treatment from Doctorsp. 331
Switching Off Life-Support Machines: The Legal Implicationsp. 349
The Woman and her Unborn Childp. 364
Patients, Doctors, and Human Rightsp. 385
Bibliographyp. 415
Indexp. 423
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ISBN: 9780198255581
ISBN-10: 0198255586
Series: Clarendon Paperbacks
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 19th September 1991
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.55  x 2.95
Weight (kg): 0.73

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