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  • This book is the first major work that addresses a core question in biomedical research: the question of acceptable risk. The acceptable level of risks is regulated by the requirement of proportionality in biomedical research law, which state that the risk and burden to the participant must be in proportion to potential benefits to the participant, society or science. This investigation addresses research on healthy volunteers, children, vulnerable subjects, and includes placebo controlled clinical trials.
  • Active Shooter events are becoming increasingly more common, and while there have been recommendations on how to respond since 2008, these guidelines focused on schools, government, and business settings. In January of 2014, the HPH SCC released "Active Shooter Planning and Response in a Healthcare Setting". That draft document was the first comprehensive guidance written for healthcare facilities to prevent, respond to, and recover from an active shooter event. This updated document expands upon the initial draft document to include law enforcement tactics and integrated medical and mental health response.
  • Recent initiatives have sought to close gaps between the two federal agencies' medical technology evaluation processes.
  • Bioethics in law 2007
    How does bioethics help judicial reasoning? -- Health care ethics committee determinations -- Institutional review board determinations -- Bioethics commission reports -- Bioethics scholarship -- Reliability of bioethics testimony : general acceptance -- Reliability of bioethics testimony : peer review and publication -- Reliability of bioethics testimony : experience.
  • Issues to consider when negotiating a consulting agreement -- What constitutes consulting? -- Scope of services -- Cash compensation -- Shares, stock options, and taxes -- Confidentiality obligations -- IP rights -- Noncompetition -- Time commitment -- Term and termination -- Multiple relationships with one company -- Start-up issues -- Other clauses -- Use of consulting entity.
  • "Continuous sedation until death (sometimes referred to as terminal sedation or palliative sedation) is an increasingly common practice in end-of-life care. However, it raises numerous medical, ethical, emotional and legal concerns, such as the reducing or removing of consciousness (and thus potentially causing 'subjective death'), the withholding of artificial nutrition and hydration, the proportionality of the sedation to the symptoms, its adequacy in actually relieving symptoms rather than simply giving onlookers the impression that the patient is undergoing a painless 'natural' death, and the perception that it may be functionally equivalent to euthanasia. This book brings together contributions from clinicians, ethicists, lawyers and social scientists, and discusses guidelines as well as clinical, emotional and legal aspects of the practice. The chapters shine a critical spotlight on areas of concern and on the validity of the justifications given for the practice, including in particular the doctrine of double effect"-- Provided by publisher.
  • History of OSHA -- OSHA inspection procedures -- Corporate compliance management -- Preparing for an inspection OSHA inspection checklist -- OSHA penalty structure -- Defenses to an OSHA citation -- Criminal sanctions under the OSH act and beyond -- Occupational safety and health review commission -- Occupational safety and health review commission appeal procedures -- Operational compliance -- Multi-employer worksite issues -- Workers' compensation and safety -- Other litigation issues -- Other laws affecting the safety function -- Ethics in the safety profession -- Emerging issues in safety.
  • Offers practice guidelines for conducting workplace mental health disability evaluations. This book examines legal and ethical aspects of employment evaluations. It also offers an examination of the process of psychiatric disability development, and discusses issues specific to evaluations for Social Security and other disability benefit programs.
  • Involvement in a legal action -- Negligence -- Rules of evidence and codes of civil procedure -- The body of scientific literature -- Foundation equals persuasion -- The expert witness -- Speaking the language of lawyers -- To do the courtroom dance, first learn the steps -- Skeletons in your closet -- Impeachment is not just for presidents! -- Criminal, civil, and workers' compensation cases -- Toxic torts in retrospect -- One case is tragic; two or more cases are an epidemic -- Professional liability -- Out of the ordinary : investigations, cases, and trials -- Do you charge for your testimony? No, I charge for my time! -- Expert witnesses : the good, the bad, and the ugly -- Closing arguments.
  • Expert witnesses : an overview -- Methods, testing, and science -- The players -- The legal context -- Testimony -- Direct examination of experts -- The visual display of information -- Cross examination of expert witnesses -- Ethics.
  • Should physician-assisted suicide be legalized? / Gerald Dworkin -- Slippery slopes and physician-assisted suicide / Neil Levy -- Physician-assisted suicide and the medical associations / Dieter Birnbacher -- Safe, legal, rare? Physician-assisted suicide and cultural change in the future / Margaret Pabst Battin -- Palliative options of last resort: a comparison of voluntarily stopping eating and drinking, terminal sedation, physician-assisted suicide, and voluntary active euthanasia / Timothy E. Quill, Bernard Lo, Dan W. Brock -- Physician-assisted suicide in Oregon / Linda Ganzini, Edgar Dahl -- Physician-assisted suicide in the Netherlands and Belgium / John Griffiths -- Physician-assisted suicide and the German criminal law / Gabriele Wolfslast -- Physician-assisted death: an Australian perspective / Alan Rothschild -- Assisted dying: the view from the United Kingdom / Sheila A. M. McLean -- Physician-assisted suicide: a doctor's perspective / Pieter Admiraal -- Physician-assisted suicide in Switzerland: a personal report / Elke M. Baezner-Sailer -- The European convention on human rights protects the right of suicide / Ludwig A. Minelli.
  • Healthcare trends, stressors, and workplace violence -- Patient privacy and exploitation -- Abuse and assault -- Fraud and theft -- Suspicious death and homicide -- Investigations, sanctions, and discipline -- Prevention strategies and the future of healthcare crime.
  • Part 1. Historical and Socio-Cultural Contexts in Medical Research / British Responses to Nazi Medical War Crimes / Fiona McClenaghan -- History and its Relevance in the Development and Teaching of Research Ethics / Rael D. Strous -- Human Embryo Research and Islamic Bioethics: A View from Iran / Mansooreh Saniei -- From Farming to Pharming: Transcending of Bodily Existence as a Question of Medical Ethics in an Intercultural Context / Axel Siegemund -- Introduction / Jan Schildmann, Verena Sandow, Oliver Rauprich and Jochen Vollmann -- Part 2. Considerations on Ethical and Legal Regulations for Medical Research / Rethinking the Therapeutic Obligation in Clinical Research / Nunziata Comoretto -- Biomedical Research in Developing Countries and International Human Rights Law / Ilja R. Pavone -- Research Involving Human Subjects and Human Biological Material from a European Patent Law Perspective. Autonomy, Commodification, Patentability / Tomasz Zimny -- The Development and Validation of a Guide for Peruvian Research Ethics Committees to Assist in the Review of Ethical-Scientific Aspects of Clinical Trials / Susy Olave Quispe, Duilio Fuentes Delgado, Gabriela Minaya Martínez, Rosa Surco Ibarra and Martín Yagui Moscoso, et al. -- Part 3. Conflicts in Medical Research / Conflicts of Interest in Medical Research: What can Ethics Contribute? / Verena Sandow, Jan Schildmann and Jochen Vollmann -- Research Ethics in Genomics Research: Feedback of Individual Genetic Data to Research Participants / Annelien L. Bredenoord and Johannes J. M. van Delden -- Regulating "Higher Risk, No Direct Benefit" Studies with Children: Challenging the US Federal Regulations / Anna E. Westra, Jan M. Wit, Rám N. Sukhai and Inez D. de Beaufort -- Part 4. New Developments in Medical Research and Ethical Implications / A Paradigm Change in Research Ethics / Rieke van der Graaf and Johannes J. M. van Delden -- Translation of Cancer Molecular Biomarkers: Ethical and Epistemological Issues / Flavio D'Abramo and Cecilia Guastadisegni -- Rethinking the Ethics of Human Biomedical Non-Interventional Research / Kristi L{tilde}ouk.
  • This volume assembles an interdisciplinary team of leading academics, industry figures, policymakers and NGOs to consider the legal, ethical and social issues that are raised by innovations in nanoscience and nanotechnology. By bringing together international experts from a diverse range of fields this volume addresses the implications and impact that nanotechnology has on society. Through the exploration of six key themes the contributors analyse both the impact of nanotechnology and the emergence of the concept of nanoethics. Each section includes authors from both sides of the political and scientific divide incorporating both positive and negative perspectives on nanotechnology, as well as including discussions of associated concepts such as converging technologies. The result provides for the widest and most balanced discussion of these issues to date.
  • Introduction -- Predictive Genetic Testing -- The History and Components of Informed Consent -- Revised Model of Informed Consent -- Application of the Revised Model -- Conclusion.
  • Introduction to intellectual property -- Obtaining, enforcing and defending patents -- The patent-eligibility of genes -- Medical procedure patents -- Rights and roles of universities and inventors -- Drug development : balancing innovation, access and profits -- Patent battles part I : small-molecule drugs -- Patent battles part II : the Biosimilars Act and biologics -- International patent law, trade law, and access to drugs.
  • Introduction -- Punishment and culture / Thomas G. Blomberg, William D. Bales, and Courtney A. Waid -- Prisons and jails / Roy D. King -- Suicide in prisons and jails / Christine Tartaro and David Lester -- Hit 'em where it hurts : monetary and nontraditional punitive sanctions / Shanna Van Slyke, Gordon P. Waldo, and William Bales -- The death penalty : the movement toward worldwide abolition / Roger Hood -- Probation, parole, and community corrections : an international perspective / Lawrence F. Travis and Victoria Simpson Beck -- Crime prevention / Steven P. Lab -- Situational crime prevention / Marcus Felson -- Early developmental crime prevention / David P. Farrington and Brandon C. Welsh -- Deterrence and deterrence experiences : preventing crime through the threat of punishment / Per-Olof H. Wikstrom -- Retribution and retaliation / John Pratt -- Reparation, compensation, and restitution : our best explanations / Charles F. Abel -- The police / Joseph A. Schafer and Clemens Bartollas -- What can police do to reduce crime, disorder, and fear? / David Weisburd and John E. Eck -- When states do not extradite : gaps in the global web of formal social control / William F. McDonald -- A comparative look at the roles and functions of the prosecution and defense in western trial systems / William T. Pizzi -- Sentencing structure and reform in common law jurisdictions / Julian V. Roberts and Estella Baker -- Victims and victimization / Ken Pease -- Restorative justice : an alternative for responding to crime? / Lode Walgrave -- The practice of victim offender mediation : a look at the evidence / Mark S. Umbreit, Robert B. Coates, and Betty Vos -- Lenient justice? punishing white-collar and corporate crime / Henry N. Pontell, Stephen M. Rosoff, and Andrew Peterson -- The third wave : American sex offender policies since the 1990s / Jonathan Simon and Chrysanthi Leon.
  • Technologies are developing faster and their impact is bigger than ever before. Synergies emerge between formerly independent technologies that trigger accelerated and unpredicted effects. Alongside these technological advances new ethical ideas and powerful moral ideologies have appeared which force us to consider the application of these emerging technologies. In attempting to navigate utopian and dystopian visions of the future, it becomes clear that technological progress and its moral quandaries call for new policies and legislative responses. Against this backdrop this new book series from Springer provides a forum for interdisciplinary discussion and normative analysis of emerging technologies that are likely to have a significant impact on the environment, society and/or humanity. These will include, but be no means limited to nanotechnology, neurotechnology, information technology, biotechnology, weapons and security technology, energy technology, and space-based technologies.
  • Sources of liability: Forms of legal complaints -- Duty as an element of a lawsuit: obligations and responsibilities -- Duty as an element of a lawsuit: sources of standards -- Duty as an element of a lawsuit: procedural requirments -- Breach, causation, and damages as elements of a lawsuit -- Defenses to a lawsuit -- Communication.
  • 1. Introduction -- 2. Defining the rights to physician-assisted suicide -- 3. Glucksburg v. Compassion -- 4. A legal right to physician-assisted suicide -- 5. A moral right to physician assisted suicide -- 6. The concept of fetal rights -- 7. Maternal duties and fetal rights -- 8. The scope of the right to procreational autonomy -- 9. Possessors of the right to procreational autonomy -- 10. Medical futility and moral rights.
  • Insuring the practice of medicine / Mark Gorney and Richard E. Anderson -- What every doctor should know about litigation : a primer on how to win medical malpractice lawsuits / Fred J. Hiestand -- Risk reduction from a plaintiff attorney's perspective / David Wm. Horan -- The physician as a witness / Joel A. Mattison -- The judicial process : discovery and deposition / Jonathan I. Epstein -- Communication and patient safety / Mark Gorney -- E-medicine in the physician's office / Edward Fotsch -- Risk management for the family physician / Malcolm H. Weiss -- Emergency medicine / Michael Jay Bresler -- Anesthesiology / Ann S. Lofsky -- Malpractice and medical practice : obstetrics and gynecology / Jack M. Schneider -- Breast cancer litigation / Richard E. Anderson and David B. Troxel -- Pap smear litigation / David B. Troxel -- Medical liability in plastic and reconstructive surgery / Mark Gorney -- The case for legal reform / Richard E. Anderson -- Health policy review : medical malpractice / David M. Studdert, Michelle M. Mello, and Troyen A. Brennan -- New directions in medical liability reform / William M. Sage.
  • Reduce your risk of costly litigation! Written in easy-to-understand language by a team of medical doctors who are also attorneys at law, this handbook addresses the issues surrounding the growing incidence of medical malpractice. It examines the scenarios that can result in a malpractice suit, the best actions to take during the course of litigation, and the most effective ways to minimize your legal liabilities. Access the expert guidance of top professionals across medical and legal fields in an easy-to-read format. Review the legal aspects of nearly every medical topic that impacts health care professionals. Quickly see how to minimize your legal liabilities with the aid of "Golden Rule" boxes. Understand the different types of malpractice suits and the physician's position and defense in each. See how concepts apply to specific scenarios through abundant case studies. Explore specific legal considerations for each medical specialty.
  • Patents -- Copyrights -- Integrated circuit topographies -- Trade secrets -- Ownership of nanotech intellectual property -- Delegation of power to agencies -- Examples of regulation of nanotechnology -- Political and judicial control over agency action -- Civil liability -- Criminal liability.
  • Introduction -- Economic inclusion -- A closer look at employment -- Political inclusion -- Social inclusion -- Gender, race, ethnicity, and disability -- Conclusion.
  • Introduction to Competitive Intelligence -- Overall Perspective of Due Diligence Investigations and Processes -- The Regulatory Functional Review: Primary Roles -- The On-Site Due Diligence/Data Room Meeting and Interactions with Other Functional Area Experts -- Intellectual Property -- The Final Report -- Competitive Intelligence Summary.
  • 1. Overview of Medicines Regulatory Systems in the Gulf Region -- 2. The Regulatory Review Process in the Gulf Region -- 3. Regulatory Review Times in the Gulf Region -- 4. Quality Measures in the Gulf Regulatory Practices -- 5. The Current Status of the Common Technical Document -- 6. The Current Status of Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance -- 7. The Centralized Regulatory Review in the Gulf Region -- 8. The Gulf States Assessment and Experience With the Centralised Procedure -- 9. The Pharmaceutical Companies Assessment and Experience With the Centralised Procedure -- 10. Proposal For an Improved Centralized Regulatory System -- 11. The Strategic Planning Process of the GCC Regulatory Authorities: Barriers And Solutions -- 12. The Regulatory Dilemma in the Gulf Region: The Way Forward.
  • Part 1 : General considerations -- Basic medical malpractice terminology -- The defense attorney -- The plaintiff's attorney -- The trial judge -- The medical expert -- Sequence of events in a medical malpractice lawsuit -- Informed consent -- The five most effective risk prevention strategies -- Revelation of adverse events and the conundrum of an apology -- Part 2 : Risk management in the ophthalmic subspecialties and related fields -- Anesthesia -- Cataract surgery -- Cornea : external disease and contact lenses -- Drugs -- Emergencies -- Glaucoma -- Neuroophthalmology -- Oncology -- Ophthalmic plastic surgery -- Pediatric ophthalmology -- Refractive corneal surgery -- Retina and vitreous -- Uveitis -- Part 3 : Personal and business considerations -- Physician and defendant : living and coping with a double life -- Medical malpractice insurance : selection of companies and policies.
  • "Risk, Liability and Malpractice: What Every Plastic Surgeon Need To Know" is your indispensable guide to maintaining a reputable, safe, successful plastic surgery practice. Authors Phil Haeck, MD and Mark Gorney, MD, two of the best-known and most trusted authorities on this subject, discuss every issue you need to consider, from which procedures carry the highest risk through claims arising from Medi-Spas and unique aspects of providing aesthetic surgery for male patients. Written in a concise and easy-to-read style, this is the book you need to make wise clinical and practice decisions, manage your patients' expectations, avoid complications, and deliver satisfying results. Effectively navigate your toughest legal issues! Must-read chapters include "The Most Risky Procedures in Plastic Surgery," "Claims Arising From Medi-Spas," and "The Unique Aspects of The Male Patient and Aesthetic Surgery." Get advice you can trust! Phil Haeck, MD has been writing Plastic Surgery News's "On Legal Grounds" column for more than five years and is the 2011/2012 president of ASPS. Mark Gorney, MD, a former ASPS president, is a founding member of The Doctors Company, now the country's largest malpractice insurance carrier, and has taught the basics in risk management to thousands of his colleagues. Read it quickly and put it to work in your practice! A concise, practical approach with minimal legal jargon presents the guidance you need in a way that is easy to understand and apply.
  • Introduction / Emilio Mordini, Dimitrios Tzovaras, and Holly Ashton -- Epistemological foundation of biometrics / Giampaolo Ghilardi and Flavio Keller -- Biometric recognition : an overview / Anil K. Jain and Ajay Kumar -- Biometrics, privacy and agency / Annemarie Sprokkereef and Paul de Hert -- Gait and anthropomorphic profile biometrics : a step forward / Dimosthenis Ioannidis ... (et al.) -- Activity and event related biometrics / Anastasios Drosou and Dimitrios Tzovaras -- Electrophysiological biometrics : opportunities and risks / Alejandro Riera ... (et al.) -- Intelligent biometrics / Farzin Deravi -- Behavioral biometrics and human identity / Ben A.M. Schouten, Albert Ali Salah, and Rob van Kranenburg -- Behavioral biometrics : emerging trends and ethical risks / Günter Schumacher -- Facial recognition, facial expression and intention detection / Massimo Tistarelli, Susan E. Barrett, and Alice J. O'Toole -- The transparent body : medical information, physical privacy and respect for body integrity / Emilio Mordini and Holly Ashton -- Security in the danger zone : normative issues of next generation biometrics / Irma van der Ploeg -- The dark side of the moon : accountability, ethics and new biometrics / Juliet Lodge -- Conclusions / Emilio Mordini.
  • Medical overview of sudden in-custody deaths / Theodore C. Chan -- The nature of sudden custodial deaths / Darrell L. Ross -- Neck holds / Gary M. Vilke -- Positional and restraint asphyxia / Tom Neuman -- Restraint stress / Elizabeth A. Laposata -- The role of illicit drug use in sudden in-custody death / Aaron B. Schneir and Richard F. Clark -- Excited delirium / Charles V. Wetli -- Riot control agents, taser, and other less lethal weapons / Christian Sloane and Gary M. Vilke -- Case analysis of restraint deaths in law enforcement and corrections / Darrell L. Ross -- Deaths in custody investigations / Vincent Dimiao -- Liability and wrongful custodial deaths / Darrell L. Ross -- Administrative implications / Darrell L. Ross.
  • Conducted electrical weapons: a user's perspective / Greg Meyer -- The scientific history / Robert A. Stratbucker -- Conducted electrical weapons and resolution of use-of-force encounters / Charles Mesloh, Mark Henych, and Ross Wolf -- Nonlethal weapons: the broader context / Peter J. Cuenca and John G. McManus -- Transcutaneous muscle stimulation / James D. Sweeney -- Current flow in the human body / Dorin Panescu and Robert A. Stratbucker -- Animal studies / John G. Webster -- CEW research models: animal and human studies / Theodore C. Chan and Gary M. Vilke -- Cardiac arrhythmias / Derek J. Dosdall and Raymond E. Ideker -- Electrocardiographic effects of the CEW / Jeffrey D. Ho -- Serum and skin effects of CEW application / Jeffrey D. Ho -- Electrocardiographic effects of the CEW / Robert Reardon -- Rhabdomyolysis / Ronald Moscati and Samuel Cloud -- Effects of CEWs on respiration / Donald M. Dawes -- Neuroendocrine effects of CEWs / Donald M. Dawes and Mark W. Kroll -- Electroporation of cardiac and nerve cells / Vadim V. Fedorov, Leonid Livshitz, Geran Kostecki, and Igor R. Efimov -- Eye and head injuries / S. Robert Witherspoon, Andreas K. Lauer, and Jonathan L. Marinaro -- CEW effects with illegal stimulant intoxication / Patrick Tchou -- Alcohol and the CEW / Ronald Moscati and Jeffrey D. Ho -- Conducted electrical weapons and implantible cardiac devices / Subba Reddy Vanga, James L. Vacek. Loren Berenhom and Dhanunjaya R. Lakkireddy -- Risk management and the CEW / Greg Bingham -- The New York City experience / Michael D. White and Justin Ready -- Impact of CEW and other types of force and resistance on officer and suspect injuries / Michael R. Smith, Robert J. Kaminski, Jeffrey Rojek, Geoffrey P. Alpert, and James Mathis -- Field statistics overview / James E. Brewer and Mark W. Kroll -- Sudden in-custody death / Samuel J. Stratton -- Stimulant abuse and sudden cardiac death / Steven B. Karch -- The systemic role of illicit drugs and their toxicology / Joshua Gunn, Michael A. Evans, and M. Scott Kriger -- Excited delirium syndrome / Vincent J. M. Di Maio and Theresa G. Di Maio -- Biochemical brain markers in excited delirium deaths / Deborah C. Mash -- Sudden unexpected death in custody (SUDIC) / Charles V. Wetli -- Legal basics for the CEW -- Science and logic meet the law / Michael A. Brave -- Appendix A: Excited delirium checklist -- Appendix B: Electrocution diagnosis checklist.

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