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The law and ethics of medicine : essays on the inviolability of human life

Publisher: Oxford, UK : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Explains the principle of the inviolability of human life and its continuing relevance to English law governing aspects of medical practice at the beginning and end of life. This book shows that the principle, though widely recognized as an historic and foundational principle of the common law, has been misunderstood in the legal academy, at the Bar, and on the Bench. Part I of the book identifies the confusion and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
ISBN: 9780199589555 0199589550
OCLC Number: 764348654
Description: xxii, 392 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The 'sanctity of life, ' 'best interests', and 'autonomy' : an overview --
Surveying the foundations of medical law : a reassessment of Glanville Williams's The sanctity of life and the criminal law --
Sir Ian Kennedy and the value of life : building on Glanville Williams's shaky foundations? --
Restoring the inviolability of life and replacing the caricature --
Back to the future of abortion law : Roe's rejection of America's history and legal traditions --
'Morning after' pills, 'miscarriage, ' and muddle --
The scope of the offense of child destruction --
The human embryo in vitro : person, chattel or dolphin? --
The euthanasia debate in the House of Lords --
Towards euthanasia in Europe? : Marty, Pretty and Purdy --Palliative care : an ethical and legal duty? --
Restoring moral and intellectual shape to the law after bland.
Responsibility: John Keown.
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The principle of the sanctity of life is key to the law governing medical practice and professional medical ethics. It is also widely misunderstood. This book clarifies the principle and considers  Read more...

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