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Autonomy and Its Limits in End-of-Life Law  

Rebecca Dresser

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Jan 2017
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Jul 2015
This article explores the relationship between respect for individual autonomy and the law governing end-of-life treatment in the United States. It begins with a review of the law ... More

Disputes over Medical Treatment for Children  

Jonathan Herring

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Apr 2019
This chapter explores the law’s response to conflicts between parents and medical professionals over medical treatment of children. It acknowledges that generally the law gives parents ... More

Invisible Forces at Work: Health Legislation and Budget Processes  

Timothy Westmoreland

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Jan 2017
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May 2016
This chapter examines how the congressional budget process influences health policy debates. It begins with an overview of the federal budgeting process and the role of health programs in ... More

Legal Battles against Discrimination in Healthcare  

Dayna Bowen Matthew

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Jan 2017
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Aug 2015
This chapter discusses the existence of racial and ethnic discrimination in U.S. healthcare. It highlights the adverse effects on health outcomes of both the discrimination of the American ... More

Public Health: Noncommunicable Disease Prevention  

Manel Kappagoda, Lindsay Wiley, and Anne Pearson

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Jan 2017
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Jul 2015
This chapter argues that law and policy interventions can and should be used to prevent noncommunicable diseases, but some of the most effective strategies are impeded by political, ... More

Public Health Emergency Legal and Ethical Preparedness  

James G. Hodge Jr.

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Jan 2017
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Jul 2015
This article focuses on the extent to which laws, policies, and ethics are used to plan for, prevent, and respond to catastrophic events that may negatively impact the public’s health. It ... More

The Role of Bioethics in Sports Law  

Alan Milstein

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Feb 2018
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Sep 2017
Bioethics is the application of ethical principles to life’s biological choices. It has played a meaningful role in the intersection of sports and the law. As technology and science ... More

The Social Determinants of Health  

Rachel Rebouche and Scott Burris

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Jan 2017
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Apr 2016
This chapter examines the “social determinants of health”—the resources and conditions in our social and physical environments that influence exposure and vulnerability as well as immunity ... More

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