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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, "Law and Bioethics" includes the text of almost all the landmark cases that have shaped bioethics. Jerry 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.
Jerry Menikoff is an assistant professor of law, ethics, and medicine at the University of Kansas.
PART I THE AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONAL STRUCTURE 1. Federalism and Bioethics PART II REPRODUCTION 2. The Right to PrivacyIntroductionThe Meaning of "Due Process"Griswold v. ConnecticutNotes and QuestionsThe Meaning of "Equal Protection"Eisenstadt v. BairdNotes and Questions 3. The Past and Present of SterilizationIntroductionBuck v. BellNotes and QuestionsSkinner v. OklahomaNotes and QuestionsConservatorship of Valerie N.Notes and Questions 4. The Right to AbortionIntroductionRoe v. WadeNotes and QuestionsPlanned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. CaseyNotes and QuestionsStenberg v. CarhartNotes and Questions 5. The Brave New World of ReproductionIntroductionIn re Baby MNotes and QuestionsGestational SurrogacyJohnson v. CalvertNotes and QuestionsParenthood and the United States ConstitutionMichael H. v. Gerald D.Notes and QuestionsCloningThe Current and Future Legal Status of CloningNotes and Questions 6. Beyond Abortion: The Interests of Women and FetusesIntroductionIn re A.C.Notes and QuestionsWhitner v. StateNotes and Questions PART III DOCTORS, PATIENTS, AND STANDARDS OF CARE 7. The Doctor-Patient RelationshipIntroductionHurley v. EddingfieldNotes and QuestionsThe Law of Torts: From Battery to Informed ConsentCanterbury v. SpenceNotes and QuestionsHelling v. CareyNotes and QuestionsConfidentialityTarasoff v. Regents of the University of CaliforniaNotes and Questions 8. The Outer Limits of Informed ConsentIntroductionJohnson v. KokemoorNotes and QuestionsThe Conflicted World of Managed CareHedrich v. PegramNotes and Questions 9. Beyond "Standard Care": Alternative Medicine, Experimentation, and ResearchIntroductionIn re GuessNotes and QuestionsExperimentation and ResearchStewart v. Cleveland Clinic FoundationNotes and QuestionsAdams v. Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Maryland, Inc.Notes and Questions PART IV END-OF-LIFE DECISIONS 10. The Right to Refuse CareIntroductionIn re QuinlanNotes and QuestionsBouvia v. Superior CourtNotes and QuestionsMaking Decisions for Incompetent PatientsAdvance DirectivesBeyond Advance DirectivesIllinois Health Care Surrogate ActNotes and QuestionsLane v. CanduraNotes and QuestionsIn re ConroyNotes and Questions 11. The Constitution and the Right to DieIntroductionCruzan v. Director, Missouri Department of HealthNotes and QuestionsPhysician-Assisted SuicideWashington v. GlucksburgNotes and QuestionsVacco v. QuillNotes and QuestionsOregon Death with Dignity ActNotes and Questions 12. "Futile" Medical CareIntroductionIn re WanglieNotes and QuestionsCausey v. St. Francis Medical CenterNotes and QuestionsIn re Baby KNotes and Questions PART V NEW TECHNOLOGIES 13. The "Uniqueness" of GeneticsIntroductionKatskee v. Blue Cross/Blue Shield of NebraskaNotes and QuestionsSafer v. PackNotes and QuestionsFoundation on Economic Trends v. HecklerNational Institutes of Health: Recombinant DNA ResearchNotes and Questions 14. The Ownership of LifeIntroductionMoore v. Regents of the University of CaliforniaNotes and QuestionsDavis v. DavisNotes and QuestionsHecht v. Superior Court PART VI DEATH AND TRANSPLANTATION 15. The Definition of DeathIntroductionIn re BowmanNotes and QuestionsIn re T.A.C.P.Notes and QuestionsThe Heart-Lung Criteria for Death: Everything Old is New AgainNotes and Questions 16. Organ TransplantationIntroductionMcFall v. ShimpNotes and QuestionsStrunk v. StrunkNotes and QuestionsState v. PowellNotes and QuestionsWilson v. AdkinsNotes and QuestionsAllocating OrgansOrgan Procurement and Transplantation NetworkNotes and QuestionsGlossary Table of Cases Index
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