WHILE WE'RE AT IT
- Brain Death Concept Gaining Acceptance. Podgers, James // American Bar Association Journal;Mar1980, Vol. 66 Issue 3, p272
Focuses on the legal definition of brain death in the United States. Medical developments that fostered the brain death concept; Shortfalls of existing state statutes on brain death; Model statutes adopted by courts through case law.
- In re Guardianship of Browning. Bourke, Leon H. // Issues in Law & Medicine;Winter90, Vol. 6 Issue 3, p313
Presents a United States court ruling related to euthanasia. Petition to terminate artificial support system for the case of Estelle Browning who suffered permanent brain damage; Legal precedents; Affirmation of a trial court's denial of the guardian's petition from the appellate court.
- Bad Law, Bad Medicine. Altschule, Mark D. // American Journal of Law & Medicine;Fall77, Vol. 3 Issue 3, p295
In this Comment, Dr. Altschule contends that in a variety of ways the American legal system currently is endangering the existence of positive physician-patient relationships, which are essential to the effective practice of medicine. First, he contends, physicians are exposed to an excessively...
- MSOs REVISITED. Sfikas, Peter M. // Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA);Oct2000, Vol. 131 Issue 10, p1499
Comments on the provisions of a California law permitting only people and not medical entities to be licensed under the Medical Practice Act of the United States. Reasons for the licensing requirements; Case law in which exceptions to the rule were allowed for nonprofit, philanthropic...
- Foundation hospitals furore buries threat of surge in GP complaints. Cameron, Ian // Pulse;5/12/2003, Vol. 63 Issue 19, p11
Reports on warnings by the Medical Protection Society that general practitioners may face a surge in financially motivated complaints and a hike in defence subscriptions because of a clause hidden in the Great Britain government's controversial Health and Social Care bill. Option of secondary...
- legitimate medical practice. // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009);2009, Issue 21, p1314
A definition of the term "legitimate medical practice," which refers to any form of treatment that is acceptable under the Medical Practice Acts, is presented.
- Death by judiciary order. Dunea, George // British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Edition);5/15/1982, Vol. 284 Issue 6327, p1462
Comments on the interference of legal professions in the practice of medicine in the United States. Evaluation of several cases on medicine malpractices; Reasons for the intervention of courts in cases where patients are competent to express their desires; Analysis of the slow-code approach in...
- MEDICOLEGAL: Phoney doctors. // British Medical Journal;9/24/1977, Vol. 2 Issue 6090, p839
Investigates the prohibitions against the practice of medicine or surgery by unqualified doctors in Great Britain. Evaluation of the latest case sentenced at the Leeds Crown Court; Details on the case; Measures implemented by the law on several aspects of the case.
- Roman Catholic Reflections on Current Bioethical Controversies: An Introduction. HINKLEY, AARON E. // Christian Bioethics: Non-ecumenical Studies in Medical Morality;Dec2010, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p241
The article discusses various papers published within the issue including "Commentary on the Concept of Brain Death Within the Catholic Bioethical Framework," "Suffering in the Context of Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: Transcending Job Through Wojtyla's Anthropology," and "A Review and...