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Law and Bioethics An Introduction

Law and Bioethics An Introduction
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  • ISBN-13: 9780878408399
  • ISBN: 0878408398
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Publisher: Georgetown Univ Pr

AUTHOR

Menikoff, Jerry

SUMMARY

While the American legal system has played an important role in shaping the field of bioethics, Law and Bioethics is the first book on the subject designed to be accessible to readers with little or no legal background. Detailing how the legal analysis of an issue in bioethics often differs from the "ethical" analysis, the book covers such topics as abortion, surrogacy, cloning, informed consent, malpractice, refusal of care, and organ transplantation.Structured like a legal casebook, this book includes the text of almost all the landmark cases that have shaped bioethics. Menikoff offers commentary on each of these cases, as well as a lucid introduction to the U.S. legal system, explaining federalism and underlying common law concepts. Students and professionals in medicine and public health, as well as specialists in bioethics, will find the book a valuable resource.Menikoff, Jerry is the author of 'Law and Bioethics An Introduction', published 2002 under ISBN 9780878408399 and ISBN 0878408398.

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