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Health Law » Bioethics/Biotechnology

FURROW, GREANEY, JOHNSON, JOST AND SCHWARTZ' BIOETHICS: HEALTH CARE LAW AND ETHICS, 7TH (2013)
Written by: Barry R. Furrow; Thomas L. Greaney; Sandra H. Johnson; Timothy S. Jost; Robert L. Schwartz Subject Area: Health Law
Category: Bioethics/Biotechnology
Book: 344

This book provides a rich body of materials for courses in bioethics and law. Primary legal sources, including judicial opinions, statutes, regulations and institutional policies, will give students insight into the strategies used by courts, legislatures, agencies and health care providers in addressing bioethics issues. The book also draws from interdisciplinary research in medicine, ethics, and law to provide students diverse critiques of legal and public policy issues in bioethics. Materials in this text are tightly edited and designed to create high quality and focused classroom discussion, and, the text includes classroom tested problems that will engage students more deeply on each issue.

The book begins with accessible introductory material on how to do ethics analysis. It then provides separate chapters on Reproduction and Birth (including current issues relating to abortion and contraception and issues related to assisted reproductive technologies); Legal, Social, and Ethical Issues in Genetics; Life and Death Decision-making; Regulation of Research Involving Human Subjects; Distributive Justice and Organ Transplantation; and Current Controversies in Public Health (including issues related to immunization practice). While the materials are designed for a comprehensive one-semester course, they leave room for professors to add materials that will create greater depth on particular subjects, and a sampling of those materials will be included in the helpful teacher's manual.

ISBN 9780314279897

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GARRISON AND SCHNEIDER'S THE LAW OF BIOETHICS: INDIVIDUAL AUTONOMY AND SOCIAL REGULATION, 3D (2015)
Written by: Marsha Garrison; Carl E. Schneider Subject Area: Health Law
Category: Bioethics/Biotechnology
Book: 340

This coursebook covers contemporary issues in bioethics ranging from reproductive choice to decision making about death. It teaches legal doctrine through judicial opinions and statutes; it teaches analytical and practical skills through a diverse set of problems. The coursebook also enables students to think broadly about regulatory issues by supplementing traditional legal materials with patients' accounts of their illnesses, doctors' reports of their encounters with patients, ethicists' reflections, and researchers' findings on how medical decisions are made, the results those decisions produce, and the impact of various forms of legal regulation. Finally, the coursebook encourages students to use the law of bioethics as a window into larger questions about the role of law as a form of social regulation and the impact of American culture on the development of law and regulatory strategy.

ISBN 9780314291004

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GRIFFIN AND KRAUSE'S PRACTICING BIOETHICS LAW (2016)
Written by: Leslie C. Griffin; Joan H. Krause Subject Area: Health Law
Category: Bioethics/Biotechnology
Book: 341

This book provides basic readings in the field of bioethics law, including court cases, statutes, administrative regulations, briefs, and law review and other academic articles. The text presents theoretical debates about the latest bioethical subjects as well as practice-based materials that expose students to a wide range of possible bioethics-related careers. The book's companion website provides practice documents, videos, pictures, scientific materials and other information that is too complex to include in a traditional casebook. The authors combined the book and the website so readers could learn more about the practice of bioethics law at the same time they are beginning to understand the theory and content of bioethics law.

For more information and additional teaching materials, visit the companion site.

ISBN 9781628102079

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JOHNSON, SCHWARTZ, GATTER, AND PENDO'S BIOETHICS AND LAW IN A NUTSHELL, 2D (2016)
Written by: Sandra H. Johnson; Robert L. Schwartz, Robert Gatter, Elizabeth Pendo Subject Area: Health Law
Category: Bioethics/Biotechnology
Book: 342

This book provides a concise analysis of areas in which the law has addressed issues in bioethics. Topics include assisted reproductive techniques and family-making, limitations on reproduction (including abortion, contraception and sterilization), the role of ethical and religious beliefs of health care professionals, the definition of death, end-of-life decision-making (including physician assisted death), genetics, research involving human subjects (including issues related to conflicts of interest), stem cell research, organ transplantation, and other emerging topics. The book provides an excellent introduction to the process of ethics decision-making as well as useful support for students.

ISBN 9781634604703

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MALINOWSKI'S HANDBOOK ON BIOTECHNOLOGY LAW, BUSINESS, AND POLICY: HUMAN HEALTH PRODUCTS FROM THE LABORATORY BENCH TO MARKET APPROVALS (2016)
Written by: Michael Malinowski Subject Area: Health Law
Category: Bioethics/Biotechnology
Book: 343

This book offers readers access to a baseline of ‘critical mass' knowledge in commercial biotech research and development ("R&D"). The clear, concise coverage spans from laboratory bench research to regulatory market approvals for a range of the primary biotech human health products. The discussion includes coverage of the advent of biologics, products derived from living organisms to treat life-threatening and otherwise seriously debilitating diseases, including a range of cancers and Hepatitis C, but at tremendous costs in both development and the delivery of care.

This book is an invaluable reference resource for law, business, and medical school educators and students; biopharmaceutical executives; investors in the field; university and other research institution professionals, such as technology transfer administrators; research scientists; regulators; and the general public with interest in the enormous economic and human health impact of biotechnology.

ISBN 9781634601535

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Health Law » Genetics

ANDREWS, MEHLMAN AND ROTHSTEIN'S GENETICS: ETHICS, LAW AND POLICY, 4TH (2015)
Written by: Lori B. Andrews, Maxwell J. Mehlman, and Mark A. Rothstein Subject Area: Health Law
Category: Genetics
Book: 209

This book covers the legal impact of genetics across the legal spectrum--from family law to medical malpractice law to forensics. It is perfect for an upper level seminar or course. It addresses ethical and legal issues of contemporary significance, including the regulation of genetic research; medical applications including prenatal testing, pharmacogenomics, and gene therapy; paternity testing; intellectual property rights; and the use of genetic information by law enforcement, courts, insurers, employers, and schools. No scientific background on the part of the students or professor is required.

ISBN 9781634591577

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Health Law » Health Law-Survey

FURROW, GREANEY, JOHNSON, JOST AND SCHWARTZ' HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATION AND FINANCE, 7TH (2013)
Written by: Barry R. Furrow, Thomas L. Greaney, Sandra H. Johnson, Timothy S. Jost, and Robert L. Schwartz Subject Area: Health Law
Category: Health Law-Survey
Book: 208

This book is designed for a specialized health law course focusing on the organization and finance of health care. It is also well-suited for health law courses in health administration or management programs. The 7th Edition focuses heavily on the many changes that the Affordable Care Act is bringing about in the regulation of health care and health insurance. The book begins with an introduction to fundamental concepts affecting health law and policy, and then explores conventional and emerging methods of quality control regulation applicable to health care professionals and health care institutions. The next section of the book examines in depth the policy and legal issues presented by varying approaches to providing access to health care and controlling its cost. This section explores in depth the provisions of the Affordable Care Act that are expanding access to health care, and analyzes the challenges to that law, including the National Federation of Independent Business Supreme Court decision. This section also considers legal issues presented by private health insurance, managed care, Medicare, and Medicaid, as well as obligations to provide medical services under state and federal law. The final section of the book explores legal issues that affect health care institutions and the relationships between professionals and institutions, including medical staff privileging, physician-hospital contracting, accountable care organizations, employment and labor law, tax exempt organization law, fraud and abuse issues, and antitrust law. The 7th edition has been completely updated, covering recent developments involving consumer-driven health care, ERISA, antitrust enforcement, labor law, and tax-exempt organization law, in addition to the Affordable Care Act developments.

ISBN 9780314279910

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FURROW, GREANEY, JOHNSON, JOST AND SCHWARTZ' HEALTH LAW, CASES, MATERIALS AND PROBLEMS, ABRIDGED 7TH (2013)
Written by: Barry R. Furrow, Thomas L. Greaney, Sandra H. Johnson, Timothy S. Jost, and Robert L. Schwartz Subject Area: Health Law
Category: Health Law-Survey
Book: 206

This abridged edition continues to use the broad organization that health law teachers and students found so helpful in the last six editions. Notes material has been trimmed substantially and some cases and sections of the primary casebook have been deleted. The authors' goal was to create a book better suited for schools that have curricular space for only one course, including medical schools and schools of public health.

ISBN 9780314265128

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FURROW, GREANEY, JOHNSON, JOST AND SCHWARTZ' HEALTH LAW: CASES, MATERIALS AND PROBLEMS, 7TH (2013)
Written by: Barry R. Furrow, Thomas L. Greaney, Sandra H. Johnson, Timothy S. Jost, and Robert L Schwartz Subject Area: Health Law
Category: Health Law-Survey
Book: 201

For more than two decades, Health Law: Cases, Materials and Problems has defined the field of health law, providing a balanced overview of law as it affects patients, professionals, institutions, and entities that deliver and finance U.S. health care. The 7th Edition of Health Law comprehensively reviews the provisions of the Affordable Care Act with topics such as the oversight of quality (including the latest developments in patient safety), cost control (including consumer-directed health care), guarantees of adequate access to services, exempt-organization tax issues, transactions and relationships among health care professionals and providers, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), and malpractice litigation. The Supreme Court decision in National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius is carefully edited to present all the issues in the case.

Written without a policy bias to fairly reflect all viewpoints, the book considers legal and ethical issues involving death, human reproduction, medical treatment decision making, and medical research. It also explores the government's efforts to control costs and expand access through Medicare and Medicaid and examines government attempts to police anticompetitive activities, fraud, and abuse. Using carefully edited primary materials and effective classroom-tested problems, the book exposes students to the core issues in health law using the most recent judicial and statutory materials.

ISBN 9780314265098

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GOSTIN, JACOBSON, STUDDERT, AND HYMAN'S LAW AND THE HEALTH SYSTEM (2014)
Written by: Lawrence O. Gostin; Peter D. Jacobson; David M. Studdert; David Hyman Subject Area: Health Law
Category: Health Law-Survey
Book: 331

This innovative coursebook explores and integrates the legal and policy aspects of health care financing/delivery, and of public health. In a readily teachable format, the coursebook delivers a critical analysis of the design and governance of the American health care and public health systems. The coursebook provides comprehensive coverage of the organization, financing, and delivery of the individual health care and population/public health systems. It also explores the deep interconnections between these two systems and the critical role of the Affordable Care Act in shaping future legal oversight. The book thus challenges students to think about how the legal doctrine governing both systems has developed over time, and how it should evolve going forward. It represents the most up-to-date and systematic coverage of the health system in the new era of the Affordable Care Act and does so in a highly accessible and engaging pedagogic style.

ISBN 9781599417301

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HALL, ELLMAN AND ORENTLICHER'S HEALTH CARE LAW AND ETHICS IN A NUTSHELL, 3D (2011)
Written by: Mark A. Hall; Ira M. Ellman; David Orentlicher Subject Area: Health Law
Category: Health Law-Survey
Book: 334

Public policy responses to escalating medical costs and constrained access pose fundamental challenges to health care law. Profound medical advances also generate many ethical dilemmas. This authoritative discussion considers how law and ethics respond to these driving social, economic, and political forces of innovation, crisis and reform. Topics include health care finance and delivery structures, treatment relationships, facility and insurance regulation, corporate and tax law, refusal of life support, organ donation, and reproductive technologies.

ISBN 9780314209870

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ROSENBAUM, FRANKFORD, LAW AND ROSENBLATT'S LAW AND THE AMERICAN HEALTH CARE SYSTEM, 2D (2012)
Written by: Sara Rosenbaum; David M. Frankford; Sylvia A. Law; Rand E. Rosenblatt Subject Area: Health Law
Category: Health Law-Survey
Book: 330

This book examines the complex and dynamic relationship between law and the American health care system. It covers health care access and non-discrimination, the regulation of health insurance and the impact of national health reform, the interaction between law and the challenge of health care quality, and the role of law in regulating the health care marketplace. The book strives to link its extensive legal discussion to the broader policy and social context that ultimately shapes health care in America. With extensive discussion of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act throughout, the book has been designed to serve both law schools and health and public policy programs. The authors also create regular update materials for adopters.

ISBN 9781609300883

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Health Law » Psychiatry/Mental Health

MYERS' MENTAL HEALTH LAW IN A NUTSHELL (2016)
Written by: John E.B. Myers Subject Area: Health Law
Category: Psychiatry/Mental Health
Book: 332

Mental health law is a unique body of statutory and case law intended to protect and assist citizens with mental illness. This Nutshell describes this important field of law.

Mental illness and intellectual disability (formerly called mental retardation) impact 20% of Americans, and have enormous personal, legal, and policy implications for patients, families, and society. This Nutshell introduces you to the broad range of criminal and civil issues in mental health law, including diagnosis of mental illness; expert testimony on mental health issues; civil commitment; competence to stand trial; the insanity defense; various competencies; ethical/legal issues facing mental health professionals, including informed consent, confidentiality, privilege, and malpractice; discrimination against persons with mental illness; financial and medical benefits for disabled persons.

ISBN 9781634598897

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SLOBOGIN, HAFEMEISTER, MOSSMAN, REISNER'S LAW AND THE MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM, CIVIL AND CRIMINAL ASPECTS, 6TH (2014)
Written by: Christopher Slobogin; Thomas L. Hafemeister; Douglas Mossman; Ralph Reisner Subject Area: Health Law
Category: Psychiatry/Mental Health
Book: 333

This text has become the leading coursebook on mental health law because of its wide-ranging, in-depth coverage of how the legal system responds to the challenges posed by persons with mental disorders. Continuing the tradition established in previous editions, the book features a sophisticated interdisciplinary treatment of the law and literature relating to the regulation and potential liability of the mental health professions, the government's authority to deprive people with a mental disorder of their liberty and property and limits on that authority, and the government's efforts and obligation to provide assistance to people with a mental disorder and to protect them from discrimination. The content of the new edition is immensely enhanced by the addition of two new authors, Thomas L. Hafemeister, J.D., Ph.D., a law professor and psychologist who has taught at numerous law schools, including most recently the University of Virginia, and Douglas Mossman, M.D., a Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. They join Christopher Slobogin, J.D., LL.M., the Milton Underwood Professor of Law at Vanderbilt University Law School, who was a co-author on previous editions of the book, and Ralph Reisner, Professor of Law, Emeritus, University of Illinois-Champaign College of Law, one of the initial authors of this casebook. Chapter One of the book provides a primer on mental disorders, mental health treatment and the professionals who provide it, and the complicated mechanisms for financing mental health care. The remaining four chapters of Part I of the book examine the law regulating the mental health professions, including administrative licensing, malpractice law, informed consent doctrine, and confidentiality and privilege rules (including a detailed treatment of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)). Part II explores how the law affects the liberty and property interests of people with a mental disorder in five chapters entitled "Mental Health Professionals and Expertise," "Mental Disorder and Criminal Law," "Civil Commitment," "Competency Determinations," and "Post-Commitment Issues." Part III consists of two chapters that discuss the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Social Security law, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Fair Housing Act (FHA). Finally, an appendix contains updated diagnostic information from the newly published DSM-5.

ISBN 9780314267290

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Health Law » Public Health Law

BONNIE AND BERNHEIM'S PUBLIC HEALTH LAW, ETHICS, AND POLICY: CASES AND MATERIALS (2015)
Written by: Richard J. Bonnie and Ruth Gaare Bernheim Subject Area: Health Law
Category: Public Health Law
Book: 211

This pioneering book offers the most comprehensive and teachable compilation of materials on public health law now available.One of the challenges of teaching public health law is that the subject matter is not self-contained and touches every other body of law. This book solves that problem by organizing and integrating the material to address (1) cross-cutting themes in public health policy and (2) the policy tools used by public health policymakers and practitioners. In perhaps its most exciting innovation, Bonnie and Bernheim have constructed an intriguing and diverse menu of teachable units focused on specific policy problems or case studies in public health action. Each case study weaves together the perspectives of law, ethics and public policy. This book is richly interdisciplinary. Although the basic anatomy of the book is organized around the law, the materials feature the empirical perspectives of the public health sciences and draw on cross-cutting themes and normative frameworks of applied ethics and public policy. Although designed for students of law, the book can easily be adapted to courses designed for students in public health and public policy programs and other professional courses examining the role of law and public policy in advancing population health.

ISBN 9781628102116

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HODGE'S PUBLIC HEALTH LAW IN A NUTSHELL, 2D (2016)
Written by: James G. Hodge, Jr. Subject Area: Health Law
Category: Public Health Law
Book: 210

This book provides a fascinating, informative, and concise assessment of the critical role of law in American society to protect the community's health. Updated to reflect modern developments through 2015 in this ever-developing field, the Nutshell's 10 chapters lay out definitive legal issues underlying core public health powers to prevent and control communicable and chronic conditions like influenza, obesity, cancer, and heart disease. The text also explores legal routes to address sources of other public health threats, including tobacco and alcohol use, guns, vehicles, and defective products. Additional chapters focused on information surveillance, commercial speech regulation, the built environment, and emergency preparedness provide concise clear assessments of difficult law and policy trade-offs. Understanding the field of public health law encompasses its constitutional sources and limits as well as historic and modern attempts to regulate in the interests of the community's health and safety. This Nutshell specifically explains and addresses these issues while also providing a modern framework supporting the role of law in this pivotal area of society. It is a "must read" for any legal or public health practitioner in the field, law- and policy-makers working to protect the public's health, as well as students in schools of law, public health, or medicine assessing these issues in prior or current coursework.

ISBN 9781634592796

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