Impairment and Disability
Law and Ethics at the Beginning and End of Life
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Impairment and Disability by Professor Sheila A. M. McLean
Book DescriptionThis book explores legislation intended to protect the interests of people with disabilities or impairments. Considering a broad range of ethical and legal concerns which arise in issues of life, death and disability, it covers the social and legal responses to the equality rights of disabled people, focusing on those responses to: * the right to life * the end of life * assisted suicide. This work engages with contemporary debates, examines case studies and explores the problems surrounding many legal concepts within the context of disability and impairment. The authors argue that it is crucial to distinguish between unjust discrimination and differential treatment and unify the disagreements surrounding the issues by highlighting ethical ideals that should be shared by all stakeholders in life and death decisions that impact on people with disabilities. Topical and contemporary, this book is a perfect supplementary text for students of all levels and researchers working in the areas of law, applied ethics and disability theory.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781844720408
(234mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Imprint: UCL Press
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Professor Sheila A. M. McLean
Should a Doctor Tell?, Hardback (December 2013)
This volume places the key precedents in the development of the law governing medical confidentiality back into their socio-historical context. By re-examining important precedents, the work brings fresh insight to oft-cited cases thus providing an introduction to key issues and the background to current debates.
Generosity of the Dead, Hardback (November 2010)
Draws on the French experience to examine the international debate surrounding organ procurement. In this book, commentators have tried to explain the dramatic differences in procurement rates in different countries in terms of legal variables, highlighting the variety of legal systems regulating consent.
Legal, Medical and Cultural Regulation of the Body, Hardback (November 2009)» View all books by Professor Sheila A. M. McLean
Considers the legal, cultural and medical ways in which we regulate the body, exploring how conceptions of self, liberalism, property and harm inform and influence contentious legal and ethical questions about what we can and cannot do to or with our own bodies.
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Author Biography - Professor Sheila A. M. McLean
Professor Sheila McLean has a worldwide reputation for her work in the study of medical ethics and law. She is the Director of the Institute of Law and Ethics in Medicine at the University of Glasgow. Dr Laura Williamson is a Researcher at the Institute of Law and Ethics in Medicine, University of Glasgow.
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