Medical RightsBook - 2009
This book presents and analyzes four major court cases that have shaped the issue of medical rights. Readers will be introduced to the case and decision, then read majority and dissenting opinions. Legal experts and other professionals then provide analysis on the impact of each decision. Chapter one covers denying adults the right to refuse and comply with public health laws. Chapter two covers affirming the right of competent adults to refuse medical treatment. Chapter three explains the right of mentally ill defendants to refuse medication. Chapter four covers the right of terminally ill persons to use experimental drugs. Outstanding essay sources include William Rehnquist, John Marshall Harlan, Wendy K. Mariner, S. Elizabeth Wilborn Malloy, and Judith Ann Wilson Rogers.
Publisher: Detroit, MI : Greenhaven Press, c2009
Branch Call Number: 344.041 M468e
Characteristics: 211 p. ; 24 cm