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Canadian Health Law and Policy, 5th Edition

This book draws together the legal and policy issues that are relevant to human health, and sheds new light on emerging and continuing trends.

Publication Language: English

Softcover | 600 pages

In Stock
Published: August 17, 2017
ISBN/ISSN: 9780433490319

Product description

Understand the developing and critical issues in health law and policy.
Much more than the study of laws relevant to the area of medicine, Canadian Health Law and Policy draws together the legal and policy issues that are relevant to human health, and sheds new light on emerging and continuing trends. Written by Canada's leading health law scholars, the fifth edition of this unique work provides expert commentary and analysis on a wide range of emerging health law related issues. It is a vital resource for anyone seeking to understand the developing and critical issues in health law and policy.

What's New in this Edition?

  • New editors and contributors bring together a range of expertise from across Canada
  • Completely revised and updated content
  • Coverage of new statutes, policy documents, and court decisions
  • Overview of the most recent cases and issues
  • Review of the legal and policy controversies associated with a variety of emerging science and health technologies, including genetics, stem cell research and artificial intelligence
  • Updates on controversial policy developments such as genetic discrimination and new gene editing technologies
  • Commentary on today's most current public health issues, including infectious and chronic diseases
  • Shorter targeted chapters that can be paired with primary legal sources for teaching
  • New topics covered include:
    • the study and teaching of health law
    • robots and artificial intelligence in health care
    • genetics and the law
    • pharmaceutical regulation
    • law and the body
    • social determinants and marginalized populations

The Book Was Designed For

  • University and college students in health law, medicine, and nursing who need a reference book on legal issues in health practice
  • Policymakers who need to get up to speed on emerging 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 law surrounding privacy, confidentiality, biomedical research, mental health, and reproduction

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Table of contents

Introduction: The Study and Teaching of Canadian Health Law and Policy – Joanna N. Erdman

Part I: The Health System
Chapter 1: Jurisdiction in Canadian Health Law – Alana Klein
Chapter 2: The Rise and Fall of Canadian Medicare & the Role of Law – Colleen M. Flood, Bryan Thomas & David Rodriguez
Chapter 3: Charter Review of Health Care Access – Martha Jackman
Chapter 4: Quebec's Contributions to Canadian Health Law & Policy Debates – Lara Khoury & Catherine Régis
Chapter 5: The Governance of Indigenous Health – Constance MacIntosh

Part II: Health Resources
Chapter 6: The Role of Regulation in Healthcare – Professional and Institutional Oversight – Amy Zarzeczny
Chapter 7: Pharmaceutical Regulation – Matthew Herder
Chapter 8: Health Information: Privacy, Confidentiality and Access – Elaine Gibson
Chapter 9: The Regulation of Health Research Involving People – Gordon DuVal
Chapter 10: Robots and Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare – Ian Kerr, Jason Millar & Noel Corriveau
Chapter 11: Genetics and the Law – Ubaka Ogbogu

Part III: Health Practice
Chapter 12: Medical Negligence Law – Lorian Hardcastle
Chapter 13: Informed Choice in Medical Care – Louise Bélanger-Hardy
Chapter 14: Legal Capacity and Decisionmaking – Joan M. Gilmour
Chapter 15: Mental Health Law – Jennifer A. Chandler
Chapter 16: Regulating Reproduction – Vanessa Gruben
Chapter 17: Law and the Body – Erin Nelson
Chapter 18: End of Life Law and Policy – Jocelyn Downie

Part IV: Public Health
Chapter 19: Public Health Law and Infectious Diseases – Barbara von Tigerstrom
Chapter 20: Public Health Law and Chronic Diseases – Jacob Shelley
Chapter 21: Social Determinants and Marginalized Populations – Y.Y. Brandon Chen