Canadian Health Law and Policy 4th Edition
Much more than just the study of laws relevant to the area of medicine, Canadian Health Law and Policy draws together all the legal and policy issues that are relevant to human health, and sheds new light on emerging and continuing trends. Written by some of Canada's leading health law scholars, this text provides expert commentary and analysis on a range of emerging health law related issues, providing readers with an ideal foundation for the study of this dynamic and growing area.
What You Need to Know about Emerging and Hot Topics
What are the rules of informed consent in Canada?
How is research involving humans governed?
What legal issues impact obesity, infectious diseases, and addictions?
Much more than just the study of laws relevant to the area of medicine, Canadian Health Law and Policy, 4th Edition draws together the legal and policy issues that are relevant to human health, and sheds new light on emerging and continuing trends. Continuing to offer the most comprehensive and current analysis of this fast-changing field, from some of the strongest academic voices within health law, this unique work serves as a resource for anyone seeking an understanding of the developing and critical issues in health law and policy.
What's New in this Edition?
- Brand-new chapter on critically important health law and policy issues associated with the indigenous peoples of Canada
- Coverage of new statutes, policy documents, and court decisions, such as the Tri-Council Policy Statement on Research Involving Humans (the national granting councils' document governing research) and the Supreme Court of Canada decision on the Quebec challenge to the federal Assisted Human Reproduction Act
- Overview of the most recent negligence cases and issues, such as government liability for health policy decisions and actions
- Update on the latest developments in provincial privacy legislation, including the most recent cases on the "right' to privacy, and the developing area of tissue rights
- Analysis of "futile treatment" debates and discussion of development of "donation after cardiac death" protocols
- Review of the legal and policy controversies associated with a variety of emerging science and health technologies, including genetics, stem cell research and nanotechnology, plus updates on developments in science and policy, such as genetic discrimination and new methods for producing pluripotent stem cells
- Commentary on today's most urgent and current public health issues, including the growing obesity problem and challenges presented by events such as the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic
A Cutting-Edge Survey For
- University and college students in health law, medicine, and nursing who need a reference book on medico-legal issues
- Policy experts and deputy ministers who need to get up to speed on health law topics
- Health, personal injury, and constitutional lawyers involved in medical malpractice, privacy, regulation of health professionals, mental health law, and representation of hospitals and health authorities
- In-House counsel and senior administrators at hospitals who need to follow developments in the health system, particularly those related to privacy, confidentiality, biomedical research, mental health, and reproduction
Table of contents
Introduction – Colleen M. Flood, Timothy Caulfield, and Jocelyn Downie
Chapter 1: Medicare and the Law: Contours of an Evolving Relationship – William Lahey
Chapter 2: Regulation of Health Care Professionals – Tracey Epps
Chapter 3: Medical Negligence – Bernard Dickens
Chapter 4: Informed Consent – Patricia Peppin
Chapter 5: Civil Liability of Physicians under Quebec Law – Robert Kouri and Suzanne Philips-Nootens
Chapter 6: Health Information: Confidentiality and Access – Elaine Gibson
Chapter 7: Regulating Reproduction – Erin Nelson
Chapter 8: Mental Health Law in Canada – Peter J. Carver
Chapter 9: Death, Dying and Decision-making about End of Life Care – Joan M. Gilmour
Chapter 10: The Regulation of Human Biomedical Research in Canada – Michael Hadskis
Chapter 11: Emerging Health Technologies – Ian Kerr, Jennifer Chandler, and Timothy Caulfield
Chapter 12: Public Health – Barbara von Tigerstrom
Chapter 13: Indigenous Peoples and Health Law and Policy: Responsibilities and Obligations – Constance MacIntosh
Chapter 14: Charter Challenges – Nola M. Ries