Physician-Assisted Death:

2010, Legal Education, Legal Research Guides, Medical Jurisprudence admin

Four Views on the Issue of Legalizing PAD: A Legal Research Guide
By: Candle M. Wester-Mittan

The issues surrounding physician-assisted death (PAD) are not new to the legal areana. However, with the enactment of the Oregon Death with Dignity Act, more attention has been focused on the subject of legalizing PAD during the past decade. Oregon is truly a minority in the United States by allowing legalized PAD. The majority of states have legislation that clearly sets forth they do not condone or authorize assisted death. This issue of PAD is not limited to the United States. Views both for and against the legalization of PAD can be noted in various international communities.

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Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003

2010, Food Drugs and Cosmetics, Legal History, Medical Jurisprudence admin

Public Law 108-173
Edited by: Michael Welsh

The Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 marks the greatest expansion of federal health care benefits for seniors and the disabled in nearly four decades. Among other matters, it created a new Medicare Part D, subsidizing prescription drug coverage for seniors, expands funding for rural hospitals, creates tax-free medical savings accounts, and sanctions HHS-approved drug imports from Canada. This legislative history gathers more than 170 documents that frame Congress’ intent in enacting this far-reaching legislation. The core documents, the law, committee reports, and floor debate are provided in five bound volumes. The full history, which also includes bills, hearings, and committee prints, is available on a full-text searchable DVD,

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The Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 1986

2010, Federal Health Law Series, Health and Safety, Legislative History, Medical Jurisprudence admin

A Legislative History of Pub. L. 99-660
By: Bernard D. Reams, Jr.

Prior to 1986, a doctor disciplined by state licensing boards, hospitals, or medical societies was often able to resume the practice of medicine by voluntary resignation in return for the hospital’s silence regarding the sanction, or by the threat of litigation if the hospital attempted to impose sanction or a colleague attempted to report malfeasance. Congress enacted the Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 1986 in an effort to encourage more stringent peer review by doctors and hospitals, and to protect reporting physicians and individuals from retaliatory lawsuits. The Act also extends limited immunity to doctors and hospitals engaging in good faith peer review and reporting from damages sought by censured physicians.

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The Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 1986

2010, Federal Health Law Series, Health and Safety, Legislative History, Medical Jurisprudence admin

A Legislative History of Pub. L. 99-660
By: Bernard D. Reams, Jr.

Prior to 1986, a doctor disciplined by state licensing boards, hospitals, or medical societies was often able to resume the practice of medicine by voluntary resignation in return for the hospital’s silence regarding the sanction, or by the threat of litigation if the hospital attempted to impose sanctions or a colleague attempted to report malfeasance. Congress enacted the Health Care Quality Improvement Act in 1986 in an effort to encourage more stringent peer review by doctors and hospitals, and to protect reporting physicians and individuals from retaliatory lawsuits. The Act also extends limited immunity to doctors and hospitals engaging in good faith peer review and reporting from damages sought by censured physicians.

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Medicine and Law

2009, Medical Jurisprudence admin

International Center for Health, Law and Ethics – University of Hafia

William S. Hein & Co., Inc. has the exclusive North American distribution rights to this prominent law journal! Medicine and Law is an international publication dealing with medico-legal concerns. The journal includes articles, court decisions, and legislation on various medical issues, including forensic medicine, medical ethics, clinical criminology, child abuse, genetic engineering, abortion, euthanasia, AIDS, and other current topics.
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The Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 1986:

2009, Federal Health Law Series, Health and Safety, Legislative History, Medical Jurisprudence admin

A Legislative History of Pub. L. 99-660
By: Bernard D. Reams, Jr.

Prior to 1986, a doctor disciplined by state licensing boards, hospitals, or medial societies was often able to resume the practice of medicine by voluntary resignation in return for the hospital’s silence regarding the sanction, or by the threat of litigation if the hospital attempted to impose sanctions or a colleague attempted to report malfeasance. Congress enacted the Health Care Quality Improvement Act on 1986 in an effort to encourage more stringent peer review by doctors and hospitals, and to protect reporting physicians and individuals from retaliatory lawsuits. The Act also extends limited immunity to doctors and hospitals engaging in good faith peer review and reporting from damages sought by censured physicians.

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Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003

2009, Food Drugs and Cosmetics, Legislative History, Medical Jurisprudence admin

A Legislative History of Public Law 108-173
Edited by: Michael Welsh

The Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 marks the greatest expansion of federal health care benefits for seniors and the disabled in nearly four decades. This legislative history gathers more than 170 documents that frame Congress’s intent in enacting this far-reaching legislation. The core documents – the law, committee reports, and floor debates – are provided in five bound volumes. This work serves as an invaluable resource for understanding this complex statute and explaining it to clients.
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The Eligibility of DNA Sequence Discoveries for Federal Patent Protection

2009, Intellectual and Industrial Property, Legal Education, Legal Research Guides, Medical Jurisprudence admin

A Legal Research Guide
By: Andrew Auchincloss Lundgren

In 1953, James Dewey Watson discovered the structure of DNA and launched an amazing era of scientific discovery that continues to this day. Aside from its implications for science, his findings also led to developments in the field of patent law, as debate arose regarding the patentability of these DNA sequencing discoveries. Several questions on this topic are still being debated: Can naturally occurring substances, such as DNA sequences, really be patented even though they are not actually invented? What effects do patent rights to individual genes have on advances in biochemical and medical research? Utilizing both print and electronic resources, this work addresses these issues and takes the reader through the development of a functional research strategy.

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Physician-Assisted Death

2009, Legal Education, Legal Research Guides, Medical Jurisprudence admin

Four Views on the Issue of Legalizing PAD: A Legal Research Guide
By: Candle M. Wester-Mittan

The issues surrounding physician-assisted death (PAD) are not new to the legal arena. The basic argument for legalizing PAD is that it gives terminally ill patients the ability to end their pain and suffering. The basic argument against PAD is that it will cause a slippery slope ending in the possibility of PAD being forced upon terminally ill patients who do not wish to end their lives. Wester-Mittan’s Physician-Assisted Death is divided into four parts: proponent resources for legalizing PAD, opponent resources against legalizing PAD, resources on natural treatment for legalizing PAD, and a collection of resources on an international perspective and comparison of the legalization of PAD.

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Medicine and Law

2009, Medical Jurisprudence admin

International Center for Health, Law and Ethics – University of Haifa

William S. Hein & Co., Inc. has the exclusive North American distribution rights to this prominent law journal! Medicine and Law is an international publication dealing with medico-legal concerns. The journal includes articles, court decisions, and legislation on various medical law issues, including forensic medicine, medical ethics, clinical criminology, child abuse, genetic engineering, abortion, euthanasia, AIDS, and other current topics.

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List Price, the set (v. 1-27): $6,150.00
List Price, per volume ,v 1-27: $250.00
List Price, v. 28: $160.00

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