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  • The Hospital by the River

    by Catherine Hamlin and 2 more

    "When I first met Catherine, straightaway I saw shining through the qualities and attributes which have made her one of the most loved and admired women in the world: warmth, energy, humour, optimism, vivacity, empathy, authenticity." DAME QUENTIN BRYCEThe Hospital by the River has been in print since it was first published in 2001. This updated 2016 edition continues the story of the remarkable ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Corona, False Alarm?

    Facts and Figures

    by Karina Reiss and 3 more

    Does the race for vaccine development make sense? What are the chances of success? Will the vaccine be safe? Will people accept it??In June 2020, Corona, False Alarm? exploded into the German market, selling 200,000 copies and 75,000 e-books in the first six weeks.No other topic dominates our attention as much as coronavirus and COVID-19, the infectious disease it triggers. There’s been a global ... Read more

    $18.47 AUD

  • Health Law

    Frameworks and Context

    by Anne-Maree Farrell and 3 more

    Drawing upon a range of disciplinary perspectives, Health Law: Frameworks and Context adopts a theoretically informed and principles-based approach to examining health law. Appealing to students and academic scholars alike, the text moves beyond traditional medical law frameworks to provide a broader contextual understanding of the way in which law intersects with health. A clear and accessible ... Read more

    $97.23 AUD

  • The Great Escape

    Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality

    by Angus Deaton

    The world is a better place than it used to be. People are wealthier and healthier, and live longer lives. Yet the escapes from destitution by so many have left gaping inequalities between people and between nations. In The Great Escape, Angus Deaton--one of the foremost experts on economic development and on poverty--tells the remarkable story of how, starting 250 years ago, some parts of the ... Read more

    $24.63 AUD

  • Doctors Without Borders

    Humanitarian Quests, Impossible Dreams of Médecins Sans Frontières

    by Renée C. Fox

    An intimate portrait of the renowned international humanitarian organization.Winner of the PROSE Award for Excellence, Sociology and Social Work of the Association of American PublishersThis study of Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) casts new light on the organization’s founding principles, distinctive culture, and inner struggles to realize more fully its "without borders" ... Read more

    $32.66 AUD

  • Global Health Law

    by Lawrence O. Gostin

    Despite global progress, staggering health inequalities between rich and poor raise basic questions of social justice. Defining the field of global health law, Lawrence Gostin drives home the need for effective governance and offers a blueprint for reform, based on the principle that the opportunity to live a healthy life is a basic human right. ... Read more

    $76.11 AUD

  • Our Malady

    Lessons in Liberty and Solidarity

    by Timothy Snyder

    A virus is not human, but the reaction to it is a measure of humanity.America has not measured up well. Tens of thousands are dead for no reason. America is supposed to be about freedom, yet illness and fear make its citizens less free. After all, freedom is meaningless if we are too ill to think about our right to happiness or too weak to pursue it. So, if a government is making its people ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Right to Health at the Public/Private Divide

    A Global Comparative Study

    by Colleen M. Flood and 1 more

    Through a comparative global study of countries from all continents representing a diversity of health, legal, political, and economic systems, this book explores the role of health rights in advancing greater equality through access to health care. Does health care promote equality, or does it in fact advance the opposite result? Does inserting the idea of 'the right to health' into health ... Read more

    $33.65 AUD

  • Patients with Passports

    Medical Tourism, Law, and Ethics

    by I. Glenn Cohen

    Can your employer require you to travel to India for a hip replacement as a condition of insurance coverage? If injury results, can you sue the doctor, hospital or insurer for medical malpractice in the country where you live? Can a country prohibit its citizens from helping a relative travel to Switzerland for assisted suicide? What about travel for abortion? In Patients with Passports, I. Glenn ... Read more

    $73.25 AUD

  • Bioethics in Perspective

    Corporate Power, Public Health and Political Economy

    by Scott Mann

    In Bioethics in Perspective Scott Mann demonstrates the importance of issues of corporate power, global inequality and sustainability in shaping health outcomes around the world. The text develops a comprehensive ethical and practical critique of the neoliberal economic ideas which have guided policy in the English-speaking world. It explores the consequences of such policies for health and ... Read more

    $47.73 AUD

  • Principles of Medical Law

    by Judith Laing and 3 more

    Principles of Medical Law is the leading practitioner text in its field. Now in its fourth edition, it provides a comprehensive and scholarly account of the common law and statutory provisions governing healthcare provision in England and Wales. It offers an authoritative and up-to-date account of medical law whilst also seeking to set the law in context and critique its application. The ... Read more

    $483.88 AUD

  • Ending Medical Reversal

    Improving Outcomes, Saving Lives

    by Vinayak K. Prasad and 1 more

    Why medicine adopts ineffective or harmful medical practices only to abandon them—sometimes too late.Medications such as Vioxx and procedures such as vertebroplasty for back pain are among the medical "advances" that turned out to be dangerous or useless. What Dr. Vinayak K. Prasad and Dr. Adam S. Cifu call medical reversal happens when doctors start using a medication, procedure, or diagnostic ... Read more

    $32.66 AUD

  • Public Policy Writing That Matters

    by David Chrisinger

    Hone your public policy writing—and make a significant impact on the world.Students and professionals across a variety of disciplines need to write public policy in a manner that inspires action and genuine change. You may have amazing ideas about how to improve the world, but if you aren’t able to communicate these ideas well, they simply won’t become reality. In Public Policy Writing That ... Read more

    $26.06 AUD

  • Malignant

    How Bad Policy and Bad Evidence Harm People with Cancer

    by Vinayak K. Prasad

    How hype, money, and bias can mislead the public into thinking that many worthless or unproven treatments are effective.Each week, people read about new and exciting cancer drugs. Some of these drugs are truly transformative, offering major improvements in how long patients live or how they feel—but what is often missing from the popular narrative is that, far too often, these new drugs have ... Read more

    $43.11 AUD

  • The Florida Guide to Prescription, Controlled Substance & Pain Medicine Laws

    by Alan Gassman

    An array of new rules and regulations related to pain medication have been enacted recently. They include the E-FORCSE Prescription Drug Monitoring Program that went live October 18, 2011; the December 31, 2011 Controlled Substance Prescriber registration deadline for physicians who prescribe controlled substances for non-exempted, chronic, nonmalignant pain; and the new pain-clinic regulations ... Read more

    $21.96 AUD

  • 21st Century Global Health Diplomacy

    by Thomas E Novotny and 2 more

    series Global Health Diplomacy #3
    Global health diplomacy begins with a recognition that the most effective international health interventions are carried out with sensitivity to historical, political, social, economic, and cultural differences. It focuses on the interplay of globalization, economic interdependence, social justice, and the enlightened self-interests of nations. Global health diplomacy can help sustain peace and ... Read more

    $71.93 AUD

  • Drogas

    by Senado Federal

    series Coletânea de legislação
    Atualizada até outubro de 2014, esta edição contém dispositivos constitucionais pertinentes ao tema central da Lei Antidrogas, que instituiu o Sistema Nacional de Políticas Públicas sobre Drogas, além de prescrever medidas para a reinserção social de usuários e dependentes, e estabelecer normas para reprimir a produção não autorizada e o tráfico ilícito de drogas, entre outras providências. A obra ... Read more


  • Transparency in Health and Health Care in the United States

    Law and Ethics

    by Holly Fernandez Lynch and 3 more

    Transparency is a concept that is becoming increasingly lauded as a solution to a host of problems in the American health care system. Transparency initiatives show great promise, including empowering patients and other stakeholders to make more efficient decisions, improve resource allocation, and better regulate the health care industry. Nevertheless, transparency is not a cure-all for the ... Read more

    $56.09 AUD

  • Obamacare on Trial

    by Einer Elhauge

    This short book analyzes the Obamacare case — focusing on many points the Supreme Court was never told about — including the fact that the constitutional framers themselves had approved mandates to buy health insurance! (126 pages).“An illuminating analysis of the Supreme Court decision on Obamacare that offers rigor and insight, written by a brilliant legal mind.” – Amy Chua, Yale Law Professor ... Read more

    $3.77 AUD

  • Healthcare Law: Impact of the Human Rights Act 1998

    by Austen Garwood-Gowers and 2 more

    With many issues still to be resolved,the Human Rights Act has brought considerable uncertainty with respect to healthcare law. Written as a critical collection of essays, this invaluable book provides a careful examination and analysis of the issues and how they might be resolved.The book fully explores the relevance and potential impact of the European Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine, ... Read more

    $125.06 AUD

  • Self-Ownership, Property Rights, and the Human Body

    A Legal and Philosophical Analysis

    by Muireann Quigley

    series Cambridge Bioethics and Law #43
    How ought the law to deal with novel challenges regarding the use and control of human biomaterials? As it stands the law is ill-equipped to deal with these. Quigley argues that advancing biotechnology means that the law must confront and move boundaries which it has constructed; in particular, those which delineate property from non-property in relation to biomaterials. Drawing together often ... Read more

    $32.77 AUD

  • Healing at the Borderland of Medicine and Religion

    by Michael H. Cohen

    series Studies in Social Medicine
    One of the transformations facing health care in the twenty-first century is the safe, effective, and appropriate integration of conventional, or biomedical, care with complementary and alternative medical (CAM) therapies, such as acupuncture, chiropractic, massage therapy, herbal medicine, and spiritual healing. In Healing at the Borderland of Medicine and Religion, Michael H. Cohen discusses the ... Read more

    $34.64 AUD

  • Care Act 2014

    An A-Z of Law and Practice

    by Michael Mandelstam

    The Care Act 2014 represents a major upheaval in adult social care law: the biggest since 1948. This book sets out and explains the provisions of the Care Act 2014 in simple terms, illustrating its practical implications for both social and health care with many legal cases and local ombudsman investigations. It also includes a substantial section on NHS Continuing Health Care and how it relates ... Read more

    $53.67 AUD

  • Drug Control and International Law

    by Daniel Wisehart

    series Routledge Research in International Law
    This book provides for an extensive legal analysis of the international drug control system in light of the growing challenges and criticism that this system faces. In the current debate on global drug policy, the central pillars of the international drug control system – the UN Drug Conventions as well as its institutions – are portrayed as outdated, suppressive and seen as an obstacle to ... Read more

    $66.10 AUD