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Autonomy and Its Limits in End-of-Life Law

Rebecca Dresser.

in The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Health Law

January 2017; p ublished online July 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Medical and Healthcare Law; Law and Society. 9676 words.

This article explores the relationship between respect for individual autonomy and the law governing end-of-life treatment in the United States. It begins with a review of the law governing...

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Invisible Forces at Work

Timothy Westmoreland.

in The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Health Law

January 2017; p ublished online May 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Medical and Healthcare Law; Law and Society. 10008 words.

This chapter examines how the congressional budget process influences health policy debates. It begins with an overview of the federal budgeting process and the role of health programs in...

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Legal Battles against Discrimination in Healthcare

Dayna Bowen Matthew.

in The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Health Law

January 2017; p ublished online August 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Medical and Healthcare Law; Law and Society. 12471 words.

This chapter discusses the existence of racial and ethnic discrimination in U.S. healthcare. It highlights the adverse effects on health outcomes of both the discrimination of the American...

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Public Health

Manel Kappagoda, Lindsay Wiley and Anne Pearson.

in The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Health Law

January 2017; p ublished online July 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Medical and Healthcare Law; Law and Society. 12422 words.

This chapter argues that law and policy interventions can and should be used to prevent noncommunicable diseases, but some of the most effective strategies are impeded by political,...

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Public Health Emergency Legal and Ethical Preparedness

James G. Hodge.

in The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Health Law

January 2017; p ublished online July 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Medical and Healthcare Law; Law and Society. 11163 words.

This article focuses on the extent to which laws, policies, and ethics are used to plan for, prevent, and respond to catastrophic events that may negatively impact the public’s health. It...

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The Role of Bioethics in Sports Law

Alan Milstein.

in The Oxford Handbook of American Sports Law

P ublished online September 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Medical and Healthcare Law; Law and Society. 7072 words.

Bioethics is the application of ethical principles to life’s biological choices. It has played a meaningful role in the intersection of sports and the law. As technology and science...

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The Social Determinants of Health

Rachel Rebouche and Scott Burris.

in The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Health Law

January 2017; p ublished online April 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Medical and Healthcare Law; Law and Society. 8330 words.

This chapter examines the “social determinants of health”—the resources and conditions in our social and physical environments that influence exposure and vulnerability as well as immunity...

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