Healthcare Research Ethics and Law
Regulation, Review and Responsibility
By (author) Hazel Biggs
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Healthcare Research Ethics and Law by Hazel Biggs
Book DescriptionThe 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415429177
(234mm x 156mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Routledge Cavendish
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Oct-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Hazel Biggs
Healthcare Research Ethics and Law, Hardback (October 2009)
Suitable for members of research ethics committees (RECs), professionals involved with medical research and those with an academic interest in the subject, this book explains the relationship between law and ethics in the context of medically related research.
Human Fertilisation and Embryology, Hardback (December 2006)
Highlights contemporary issues associated with assisted reproduction and embryology and critically analyzes the law surrounding human reproduction in the light of case law and technological developments since the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act was passed in 1990. This book tackles the relevant issues from an interdisciplinary perspective.
Euthanasia, Death with Dignity and the Law, Hardback (October 2001)» View all books by Hazel Biggs
This book examines legal responses to euthanasia and whether legal reform is an appropriate response to calls for it to be more readily available.
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Author Biography - Hazel Biggs
Professor Hazel Biggs is Professor of Medical Law at the University of Southampton, UK.
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