Description : The first comprehensive treatment of public health law by the nation's leading expert in the field. In his research and teaching, Gostin has defined the field of public health law; this book represents the culmination of his research and thinking on the subject.
Description : Lawrence O. Gostin’s seminal Public Health Law is widely acclaimed as the definitive statement on public health law at the turn of the twenty-first century. In this bold third edition, Gostin is joined by Lindsay F. Wiley to analyze major health threats of our time such as chronic diseases, emerging infectious diseases, antimicrobial resistance, bioterrorism, natural disasters, opiod overdose, and gun violence. The authors draw on constitutional law, administrative law, local government law, and tort law to develop their conception of law as a tool for protecting the public’s health. The book creates an intellectual framework for modern public health law and supports that framework with illustrations of the scientific, political, and ethical issues involved. In proposing innovative solutions for the future of the public’s health, Gostin and Wiley’s essential study provides a blueprint for public and political debates to come. New issues covered in this edition: • Corporate personhood rights raised in response to regulations of tobacco, food and beverages, alcohol, firearms, prescription drugs, and marijuana. • Local government authority to protect the public’s health. • Deregulation and harm reduction as modes of public health law intervention. • Taxation, spending, and alteration of the socioeconomic environment as modes of public health law intervention. • Access to health care as a strategy for protecting the public’s health. • Taxation, spending, licensing, zoning, and shared-use strategies for chronic disease prevention. • The public health law perspective on violence and injury prevention. • Health justice as a framework for reducing health disparities and protecting the public’s health.
Description : Public Health Law and Ethics: A Reader, 3rd Edition probes the legal and ethical issues at the heart of public health through an incisive selection of judicial opinions, scholarly articles, and government reports. Crafted to be accessible to students while thorough enough for use by practitioners, policy makers, scholars, and teachers alike, the reader can be used as a stand-alone resource or alongside the internationally acclaimed Public Health Law: Power, Duty, Restraint, 3rd Edition. This updated edition reader includes new discussions of today’s most pressing health threats, such as chronic diseases, emerging infectious diseases, antimicrobial resistance, biosecurity, opioid overdose, gun violence, and health disparities.
Description : Financial and ethical issues are integrated into this concise and engaging treatment of Bioethics and Public Health Law. The complex relationship between patients, providers, the state, and public health institutions are explored through high-interest cases, informative notes, and compelling problems. The updated Fourth Edition includes recent cases and developments in biotechnology, including stem cell research and gene patents, and updates to HIPPA coverage, DNA research, and bio-banks. Discussions of confidentiality and informed consent include new legislative and judicial responses to posthumous reproduction and the challenges arising from international reproductive tourism.
Description : Responding to the changes in public health practice, this text provides a critical treatment of public health law. It covers key issues and developments in areas of sanitation, food, drugs and communicable disease.
Description : A collection of articles and documents designed as a companion to Gostin's textbook, American Public Health Law.
Description : Public Health Law Research: Theory and Methodsdefinitively explores the mechanisms, theories and models centralto public health law research – a growing field dedicated tomeasuring and studying law as a central means for advancing publichealth. Editors Alexander C. Wagenaar and Scott Burris outlineintegrated theory drawn from numerous disciplines in the social andbehavioral sciences; specific mechanisms of legal effect andguidelines for collecting and coding empirical datasets ofstatutory and case law; optimal research designs for randomizedtrials and natural experiments for public health law evaluation;and methods for qualitative and cost-benefit studies of law.. Theyalso discuss the challenge of effectively translating the resultsof scientific evaluations into public health laws and highlight theimpact of this growing field. “How exactly the law can best be used as a tool forprotecting and enhancing the public’s health has long beenthe subject of solely opinion and anecdote. Enter PublicHealth Law Research, a discipline designed to bring the brightlight of science to the relationships between law and health. This book is a giant step forward in illuminating thatsubject.” -- Stephen Teret, JD, MPH, Professor, Director,Center for Law and the Public's Health, Johns Hopkins BloombergSchool of Public Health “Wagenaar and Burris bring a dose of much needed rigor tothe empirical study of which public health law interventions reallymatter, and which don’t.” -- Bernard S. Black, JD,Chabraja Professor, Northwestern University Law School and KelloggSchool of Management Companion Web site: www.josseybass.com/go/wagenaar
Description : Public health practice subsumes epidemiology, medicine, law, biostatistics, microbiology, environmental studies and many other disciplines, all in the context of governmental practices and politics. Continually changing health threats, technologies, science, and demographics require public health professionals to have an understanding of law sufficient to address complex new problems. Law in Public Health is designed to meet the need of public health practitioners, lawyers, health-care providers, law and public health educators and students. The book is written jointly by experts in law and in public health. The first eleven chapters give a thorough review of the legal basis and authorities for core elements of public health practice. The remaining nine chapters focus on high-priority as well as emerging areas of law and public health, including genomics, communicable diseases, public health emergencies, reproductive health, tobacco prevention, and environmental, injury, and occupational issues.