Month: September 2016

Mary Anne Bobinski1 1 Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC Canada V6T1Z1 It is often said that health care has moved from paternalism, in the form of “doctor knows best,” to consumerism, in which patients expect...
  • September 22, 2016
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Helene Jacmon1, Fiona MacDonald2,3 1 Monash University, Wellington Road & Blackburn Rd, Clayton VIC 3800, hjac6@student.monash.edu 2 Australian Centre for Health Law Research, Queensland University of Technology, C Block, Gardens Point Campus, GPO Box 2434 Brisbane Queensland 4001 3 Department of Bioethics,...
  • September 22, 2016
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Peter Harris1 1 School of Law, University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch 8140, peter.harris@pg.canterbury.ac.nz New Zealand’s complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) product regulations are among the most impotent in the developed world.  In the current healthcare environment, where patients...
  • September 22, 2016
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John Dawson1 1 Faculty of Law, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand It is often said that, when the law authorises treatment without consent – such as under mental health legislation – clinicians must use the ‘least restrictive alternative’, or...
  • September 22, 2016
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Marie M Bismark1, Ben Mathews2, Matthew J Spittal,1 Jennifer M Morris1, Laura A Thomas1 and David M Studdert3 1 Centre for Health Policy, University of Melbourne, 207-221 Bouverie Street, Parkville, VIC, 3053 2 Australian Centre for Health Law and Research,...
  • September 22, 2016
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Dr Cordelia Thomas1 1Office Of The Health And Disability Commissioner Maintenance of an effective medical workforce is dependent on ongoing training of medical professionals. Training includes theoretical and practical training and at some stage trainees must perform procedures for the...
  • September 22, 2016
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Linda Sheahan1 1 Centre for Values Ethics and the Law in Medicine, The University of Sydney, Medical Foundation Blg K25, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Clinical Ethics Consultant and Staff Specialist Palliative Care, South East Sydney Local Health District , Research...
  • September 22, 2016
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Alma M H Rae1 1 Masters Student, Bioethics Centre, University of Otago, New Zealand. The use of traditional and complementary medicines is increasing around the world.  This paper focuses on ethics and law as applicable to the use of TCAM...
  • September 22, 2016
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Alison Douglass1, Dr Greg Young2 1 Barrister, 2014 recipient of the New Zealand Law Foundation International Research Fellowship, Adjunct senior lecturer, Bioethics Centre, University of Otago; 2 Psychiatrist Capital & Coast DHB, clinical lecturer, Bioethics Centre, University of Otago. Deciding whether...
  • September 22, 2016
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Bridie Walsh1, Adrian Walsh2 1 University of Melbourne 2 University of New England In 1991 in the landmark case of Lynch v Lynch, the NSW Court of Appeal, held that a woman found to be guilty of negligent driving while pregnant...
  • September 22, 2016
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