Routine Testing for Hiv--Ethical and Legal Implications (Medicine and the Law)

Routine Testing for Hiv–Ethical and Legal Implications (Medicine and the Law)

Judge Edwin Cameron has suggested that because of the high level of ignorance about people’s HIV status and the stigma attached to it, and as HIV infection can now be controlled through the use of antiretroviral drugs, the time has come to review the present ‘opt in’ approach to HIV testing and counselling. (1) He […]

Nanotechnology Risk Encyclopedia: Medical, Environmental, Ethical, Legal, and Societal Implications of Nanomaterials

Nanotechnology Risk Encyclopedia: Medical, Environmental, Ethical, Legal, and Societal Implications of Nanomaterials

Eight Federal reports provide a complete overview of the safety, health and environmental issues involved with nanotechnology and nanomaterials. There is information from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The reports include: Risk Management Methods, & Ethical, Legal, and Societal Implications of Nanotechnology * Responsible […]

The Legal, Medical and Cultural Regulation of the Body

The Legal, Medical and Cultural Regulation of the Body

The regulation of the body provides an important concern in law, medical practice and culture. This volume contributes to existing research in the area by encouraging experts from a range of related disciplines to consider the legal, cultural and medical ways in which we regulate the body, further exploring how conceptions of self, liberalism, property […]

Corneal Transplants--an Overview with an Emphasis on Legal Aspects and Current Scenario in Mauritius (Documentation)

Corneal Transplants–an Overview with an Emphasis on Legal Aspects and Current Scenario in Mauritius (Documentation)

ABSTRACT: A healthy cornea is an essential component of clear vision. Any condition that distorts the clarity of the cornea to a greater extent has to be treated by keratoplasty. This article discusses by large about the various aspects of corneal transplants like modes of storage and their legal aspects with an emphasis on the […]

From Quinlan to Schiavo: Medical, Ethical, And Legal Issues in Severe Brain Injury.

From Quinlan to Schiavo: Medical, Ethical, And Legal Issues in Severe Brain Injury.

The battle over the life and death of Terri Schiavo was only the most recent medical ethics case to catch the public’s attention. This case asked both the individuals involved and our society in general to make moral judgments about the appropriateness of a decision to maintain or withdraw life-sustaining treatment. As a practicing medical […]

Disclosing the HIV Status of Deceased Persons--Ethical and Legal Implications (Medicine and the Law)

Disclosing the HIV Status of Deceased Persons–Ethical and Legal Implications (Medicine and the Law)

The ethical rules of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) provide that confidential information about a deceased patient should only be divulged ‘with the written consent of his or her next-of-kin or the executor of his or her estate’–except where such information ought to be disclosed in terms of a statute or court […]