Medical Use of Human Beings: Respect as a Basis for Critique of Discourse, Law and Practice [Kietas viršelis]

(Senior Lecturer in Law, Department of Academic Legal Studies, Nottingham Law School,)
  • Formatas: Hardback, 204 pages, aukštis x plotis: 235x159 mm, weight: 440 g, 6 Line drawings, black and white; 1 Tables, black and white
  • Serija: Biomedical Law and Ethics Library
  • Išleidimo metai: 07-Aug-2019
  • Leidėjas: Ashgate Publishing Limited
  • ISBN-10: 0754679640
  • ISBN-13: 9780754679646
Kitos knygos pagal šią temą:
  • Formatas: Hardback, 204 pages, aukštis x plotis: 235x159 mm, weight: 440 g, 6 Line drawings, black and white; 1 Tables, black and white
  • Serija: Biomedical Law and Ethics Library
  • Išleidimo metai: 07-Aug-2019
  • Leidėjas: Ashgate Publishing Limited
  • ISBN-10: 0754679640
  • ISBN-13: 9780754679646
Kitos knygos pagal šią temą:
The basic fact that a human individual's body is capable of serving interests beyond that individual has always been a double edged sword. On the one hand it allows for the free expression of human solidarity and community. On the other it provides the opportunity to treat the individual's body in such a way as to imply that (s)he is a mere means to an end. With its emphasis on the body, the field of medicine provides a natural home for such treatment, increasingly so in an era where the dominant conceptualization of medical progress (Western orthodoxy) relies ever more heavily on use of the body and its parts to meet ends beyond the individual. Traditional medical, legal and ethical norms include a focus on the primacy of the individual and equality as between individuals that would appear to unequivocally preclude meeting wider ends at the cost of respect for the individual. However, these norms have quite frequently been attacked, misinterpreted, misapplied and simply ignored (especially in fields like medical research and transplantation). The extent, manner, reasons and costs for this phenomenon are identified through an exploration of the relevant discourse, practice, governance and law. As well as carefully airing and evaluating arguments put forward for general and class specific mere means to an end use, this book ultimately provides a clear ethical and legal basis on which to defend individuals against use.
Part 1: The case for respect in the context of medical use of the human being
1. The ethical case for respect as the basis for constraint.
2. Alternative ethical benchmarks
3. Human rights based constraints Part 2: Shortfalls in constraint - three areas viewed through the lens of respect
4. Abusive warfare related medical use of human beings.
5. Solid Organ Transplantation
6. Human Tissue Research
Dr Austen Garwood-Gowers is a reader in health law and ethics at Nottingham Trent University. He is author of over 60 publications in this field, having been a dedicated teacher and scholar since the early 1990s. His more recent work has brought a new understanding of fields like transplantation and medical research, showing that they are not just interconnected but also elements of a broader phenomenon of medical means being employed to make use of human beings. He breaks more new ground in this book by subjecting this broader phenomenon of medical use of human beings to its first ever systematic critique.