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Published: 18 June 2012

352 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780199589555

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The Law and Ethics of Medicine

Essays on the Inviolability of Human Life

John Keown

  • Provides a unique, expert and clear guide to a foundational principle of medical law: the sanctity/inviolability of human life
  • Considers the principle's continuing relevance to the law governing medical practice at the beginning and end of life
  • Critically analyzes the extent to which medical law consistently instantiates the principle of the inviolability of life
  • Offers an overview of the principle by bringing together and updating some of author's key publications which are complemented by new essays addressing topical issues
  • Addresses landmark, controversial cases and legislation in the law and ethics of medicine, including Roe v. Wade, Airedale NHS Trust v. Bland, the Abortion Act 1967 and the Mental Capacity Act 2005

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