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Medical Ethics - The State of the Law

This book addresses how the law deals with life - its beginning and end, the rapid advancement of scientific knowledge and technology and the ethical issues that consequently arise.
Publication Language: English
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ISBN/ISSN: 9780433442608

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This book addresses how the law deals with life - its beginning and end, the rapid advancement of scientific knowledge and technology and the ethical issues that consequently arise. It addresses how the law stands, how it appears to be developing and the issues that the courts are likely going to have to consider in the future.

Coverage includes:

  • How medical cases come before the courts- including negligence, contracts and fiduciary relations actions as well as Charter challenges
  • How the law is developing with respect to the consideration of new science and controversial science
  • The concept of informed consent and what that means given scientific advancement and the culturally diverse nature of Canadian society
  • The beginning and end of life and the protections afforded by the Charter
  • The emerging issue of scarcity of health resources in the Canadian context
  • The eugenics movement and how the Canadian courts may interpret the new federal legislation on assisted human reproduction



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