Healthcare Research Ethics and Law: Regulation, Review and Responsibility

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    The book explores and explains the relationship between law and ethics in the context of medically related research in order to provide a practical guide to understanding for members of research ethics committees RECs, professionals involved with medical research and those with an academic interest in the subject. Healthcare Research Ethics and Law sets out the law as it relates to the functions of Research Ethics Committees RECs within the context of the process of ethical review and aims to be accessible and readily understood by REC members. Each chapter begins by locating the material within the practical context of ethical review and then provides a more theoretical and analytical discussion detailing how the theory and practice fit together. The key legal issues of confidentiality, consent and negligence are addressed in detail, alongside practical guidance as to how and when liability may be incurred in these areas. In addition, the practical and legal implications of the implementation of European Directive 2001/20/EC, the Human Tissue Act 2004 and the Mental Capacity Act 2005 are considered alongside a discussion of their socio-political background and relevance for medical research in the UK.

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    Number of Pages: 208
    Format(s): Paperback - ISBN: 9780415429177
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    Listed in: Ethics & moral philosophy, Medical & healthcare law, Medical ethics & professional conduct
    Publisher: Routledge Cavendish

    Books by Hazel Biggs

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