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Ethical Judgments: Re-Writing Medical Law.


Ethical Judgments: Re-Writing Medical Law

Edited by Stephen W. Smith, John Coggon, Clark Hobson, Richard Huxtable, Sheelagh McGuinness, Jose Miola, and Mary Neal

Hart Publishing, Oxford


290 pages



Law, politics, and ethics are among the perspectives contributors bring to their analysis of court decisions regarding British medical law. For each case, they provide two judgments, legal commentary, and ethical commentary. Among their topics are twisted reasoning: disentangling matters of law, conjoined embodiment, life, and death; the ethical acceptability of discontinuing artificial nutrition and hydration for patients in a permanent vegetative state; abortion and physician conscientious action, taking autonomy seriously: loss of autonomy as a legal harm; and giving birth, fetal subjectivity, and harm. Distributed in the US by ISBS. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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