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Solving intractable biotechnological questions of evolution, medicine, and genetics is now easier due to methods permitting the rapid analysis of molecular sequence data. These advances have exposed ethical and policy concerns. How would genomic information be used and by whom? Should individuals be able to make decisions regarding their own...
By Alan Merry
This second edition provides a more informed alternative to the blame culture which has increasingly come to dominate our response to accidents, whether in the medical field or elsewhere. It is aimed at all who have a deep interest in patient safety, medical law and the regulation of healthcare.
Biosecurity encompasses both the natural occurrence of deadly disease outbreaks and the use of biological weapons. This book examines conflicting values and interests in the practice of "biosecurity," the safeguarding of populations against infectious diseases through security policies.
Essential for all those involved in animal-based research, this fully updated third edition provides a comprehensive discussion of the origins of and advances in research using animals. It demonstrates the human and non-human welfare improvements made possible by animal experimentation, alongside the moral objections and alternatives to animal use in...
This edited collection is designed to explore the ethical nature of judicial decision-making, particularly relating to cases in the health/medical sphere, where judges are often called upon to issue rulings on questions containing an explicit ethical component. However, judges do not receive any specific training in ethical decision-making, and often...
At a time of increasing regulatory scrutiny and medico-legal risk, managing serious clinical incidents within primary care has never been more important. Failure to manage appropriately can have serious consequences both for service organisations and for individuals involved. This is the first book to provide real practical and detailed guidance...