Health Law in Australia Fourth Edition Book + eBook

Health Law in Australia Fourth Edition Book + eBook

By Ben White, Fiona McDonald, Lindy Willmott, Shih-Ning Then


$228.00* RRP

Date: 24/11/2023

Code: 43067663

Lawbook Co., AUSTRALIA

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Book Health Law in Australia Fourth Edition 17/11/2023 9780455247311 $175.00 Add to cart
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Health Law in Australia is Australia’s leading text in this area and was the first book to deal with health law on a comprehensive national basis. In this important field that continues to give rise to challenges for society, the book takes a logical, structured approach to explain the breadth of this area of law across all Australian jurisdictions.

By covering all the major areas in this diverse field, Health Law in Australia enhances the understanding of the discipline as a whole. The book begins by situating health law in its wider context with chapters on medical ethics, human rights and how the health system as a whole is regulated. It then explores the general principles of health law, including chapters on “Negligence”, “Children and Consent to Medical Treatment”, and “Privacy and Confidentiality in Health Care”. The book goes on to consider beginning-of-life and end-of-life issues, before concluding with chapters on areas in health law, such as Public Health Law, Health and Medical Research and Regulation of Genetic Testing.

The contributing authors are national leaders who are specialists in these areas of health law and who can share with readers the results of their research.

Health Law in Australia has been written for both legal and health audiences. It is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers and scholars in the disciplines of law, health and medicine, as well as health and legal practitioners, private health providers, and government departments and bodies in the health area.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Health Law: Scope, Sources and Forces

Chapter 2 Medical and health ethics

Chapter 3 The Legal Framework of the Australian Health System

Chapter 4 Human Rights and Health Law

Chapter 5 General Principles of Consent to Medical Treatment

Chapter 6 Children and Consent to Medical Treatment

Chapter 7 Adults Who Lack Capacity: Substitute Decision-Making

Chapter 8 Negligence

Chapter 9 Privacy and Confidentiality in Health Care

Chapter 10 Assisted Reproductive Technology

Chapter 11 Abortion

Chapter 12 Surrogacy

Chapter 13 Voluntary Assisted Dying

Chapter 14 Withholding and Withdrawing Life-Sustaining Medical Treatment

Chapter 15 The Doctrine of Double Effect

Chapter 16 Regulation of Health Professional and Health Workers

Chapter 17 Public Health Law

Chapter 18 Mental Health Law

Chapter 19 Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation

Chapter 20 Health and Medical Research

Chapter 21 Regulation of Genetic Testing

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