Australian Health Law
Comprehensive coverage of health law in Australia
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Australian Health Law combines detailed discussion and critical analysis of Australian health law as it relates to individual and public health matters. It offers a cohesive, in-depth examination of health law at local, state and national levels, while also reflecting upon broader global considerations. The comprehensive coverage includes discussion of the underpinning influences and principles relevant to health law, the law regulating Australia's health care system, health care practitioner regulation, key legal principles relevant to the patient-practitioner relationship, and health law in the context of the beginning of life, throughout the life course, and ending of life. Meticulously researched, this book is an invaluable resource for scholars, students and practitioners on Australian health law.
• Clear and accessible content
• Comprehensive discussion
• Addresses both legal and ethical issues
• Covers all Australian jurisdictions
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Table of contents
Pt 1: Health Law: Scope, Influences and Perspectives
2. The Ethics of Health Care
3. Health and Human Rights
Pt 2: Understanding Australia’s Health System
4. The Australian Health Care System
5. The Regulation of Health Care Practitioners
Pt 3: Key Principles of Health Law
6. Consent to Health Care Treatment
7. Harm Arising from Health Care Treatment: Negligence
8. Duties and Rights Associated with Health Care Information
Pt 4: Health Law in Context: The Beginning of Life
9. Pre-Conception, Conception and Birth
10. Assisted Reproduction
Pt 5: Health Law in Context: Health Matters Relevant Throughout the Life Course
11. Public Health Law
12. Mental Health Law
13. Organ, Tissue and Blood Donation
14. Research Involving Human Participants and Materials
Pt 6: Health Law in Context: The End of Life
15. The Ending of Life: Adults
16. The Ending of Life 2: Minors
Pt 7: Conclusion