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Mark A. Hall
Fred D. and Elizabeth L. Turnage
Professor of Law and Public Health

Wake Forest University

Mary Anne Bobinski
Dean and Professor of Law
University of British Columbia Faculty of Law
David Orentlicher
Samuel R. Rosen Professor of Law
Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis
 

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Table of Contents

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Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: The Treatment Relationship: Formation and Termination
Chapter 3: The Right and "Duty" to Die
Chapter 4: Organ Transplantation: The Control, Use and Allocation of Body Parts
Chapter 5: Reproductive Rights and Genetic Technologies
Chapter 6: Public Health Law


Preface

Chapter 1: Introduction

  1. Overview Cases
  2. The Nature of Medical Practice
    1. Doctors and Hospitals
    2. The Culture of Medicine
    3. The Phenomenology of Sickness and Healing
    4. The Nature of Medical Judgment
  3. The Health Care Financing and Delivery System
    1. Insurance and Regulation
    2. The Crisis in Coverage and Spending
    3. Changes in Financing and Delivery Systems
  4. Moral, Economic, and Political Themes
    1. Competing Paradigms
    2. Ethics and Empiricism
    3. Postmodern Critical Theory
    4. Distributive Justice
Chapter 2: The Treatment Relationship: Formation and Termination
  1. The Duty to Treat
    1. The Duty to Accept Patients
    2. Wrongful Reasons to Reject Patients
    3. Rationing and Discrimination
  2. Informed Consent
    1. Goals, Aspirations, Policies
    2. The Competing Disclosure Standard
    3. s
    4. Limiting Liability for Failure to Disclose
    5. Fiduciary Principles, Conflicts of Interest, and Novel Disclosure Obligations
    6. Human Experimentation and Research
Chapter 3: The Right and "Duty" to Die
  1. Refusal of Life-Sustaining Treatment
    1. The Competent Patient
    2. The Patient Whose Competence Is Uncertain
    3. The Incompetent Patient
  2. Physician-Assisted Suicide
  3. Futility
Chapter 4: Organ Transplantation: The Control, Use and Allocation of Body Parts
  1. Organ Donation
    1. Competent Organ Donors
    2. Incompetent Organ "Donors"
    3. Redefining Death
  2. Ownership and Control of the Body
    1. Mandates or Incentives for Organ Donation
    2. Ownership of Human Tissue
  3. Allocation of Organs
Chapter 5: Reproductive Rights and Genetic Technologies
  1. A Right to Procreate?
  2. A Right to Avoid Procreation?
    1. Contraception
    2. Abortion
  3. State or Federal Recognition of Fetal Interests
    1. Introduction
    2. Pregnant Women and Forced Medical Treatment
    3. Pregnant Women and Drug Use
  4. Using Reproductive Technologies to Create New Families
    1. Parenting Possibilities
    2. Gamete Donation
    3. In Vitro Fertilization and Frozen Embryos
    4. Womb and Ovum Donors
    5. Cloning
Chapter 6: Public Health Law
  1. Public Health Strategies
    1. Medical and Legal Views of Public Health
    2. Risk Assessment and Regulatory Competence
  2. The Source and Limit of Authority to Protect Public Health
    1. Constitutional Principles
    2. Disability Discrimination
  3. Controversial Public Health Interventions
    1. Testing, Reporting, and Contact Tracing
    2. Quarantine, Civil Commitment, and Mandatory Treatment
  4. Conclusion

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