Bioethics, medicine, and the criminal law : The Criminal Law and Biological Conflict : Walking the Tightrope

TitleBioethics, medicine, and the criminal law : The Criminal Law and Biological Conflict : Walking the Tightrope
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsAlghrani, A, Bennett, R, Ost, S
Series TitleCambridge bioethics and law
PublisherCambridge University Press
Place PublishedCambridge, UK ; New York
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number1107021537 (v. 2 hardback)
Accession Number7180565
Call NumberChemistry New Books 343.0786606 B52
KeywordsBIOETHICS , Criminal Justice , Law , MEDICINE , PHILOSOPHY
Abstract"Who should define what constitutes ethical and lawful medical practice? Judges? Doctors? Scientists? Or someone else entirely? This volume analyses how effectively criminal law operates as a forum for resolving ethical conflict in the delivery of health care. It addresses key questions such as: how does criminal law regulate controversial bioethical areas? What effect, positive or negative, does the use of criminal law have when regulating bioethical conflict? And can the law accommodate moral controversy? By exploring criminal law in theory and in practice and examining the broad field of bioethics as opposed to the narrower terrain of medical ethics, it offers balanced arguments that will help readers form reasoned views on the ethical legitimacy of the invocation and use of criminal law to regulate medical and scientific practice and bioethical issues"--
Notes201201716924 cm.Includes bibliographical references and index.V. 1. The criminal law and bioethical conflict: walking the tightrope / edited by Amel Alghrani, Rebecca Bennett, and Suzanne Ost -- v. 2. Medicine, crime and society / edited by Danielle Griffiths and Andrew Sanders -- v. 3. Medicine and bioethics in the theatre of the criminal process / Margaret Brazier and Suzanne Ost.Cambridge bioethics and law.
Short TitleBioethics, medicine, and the criminal law
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