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Medical Law and Ethics


Glenys Williams

Call for Papers

Abstracts may only be submitted via the Easy Chair system. They must be no longer than 300 words and must include your title, name and institutional affiliation and your email address for correspondence.

The deadline for the submissions is Monday 19 January 2015.

The Medical Law and Ethics stream invites papers from both academics and professionals – who have expertise in law as well as in other relevant disciplines - on any aspect of medical law and ethics, broadly defined.

This includes, but is not restricted to, issues arising from, for example, the interface between criminal law and medical law; the beginning and end of life; the regulation of new and emerging medical technologies; rights to healthcare and other health-related issues.

For informal discussion please email the stream convenor Glenys Williams at the e-mail address above.

Session Programme (Papers and rooms are subject to change)

Wednesday: Session 5: Social Sciences Room 0.18

Session Title: Assisted Dying

Papers: “Rethinking death: Assisted Dying Bill 2014-15: The way forward?” - Nataly Papadopoulou

“Debating Assisted dying in the Upper Chamber: Procedure, process and ‘souciance’ in the passage of a Bill in the House of Lords." - Cedric Gilson

“Debbie Purdy; her contribution to the law on assisted suicide, past, present and future." - Claudia Carr

Wednesday: Session 6: Social Sciences Room 0.18

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Papers: “The leaning tower of the NHS: The destabilising force of the Health and Social Care Act 2012.” - David Horton and Gary Lynch-Wood

“Dietary Health, functional foods and the law.” - Naomi Salmon

Thursday: Session 7 : Social Sciences Room 0.08

Session Title: "Critical perspectives on Transnational Health Law"

Papers: “Peripheral legality: Abortion and the networked state.” - Ruth Fletcher

“Global health on the path to constitutionalisation?” - Atina Krajewska

“Staging the nation: Ethnicity, blood donation and terror in Kenya” - John Harrington

Thursday: Session 8: Social Sciences Room 0.08

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Papers: “Liability and compensation for mishaps in clinical trials involving pregnant women and their foetuses." - Maria Sheppard

“Could advances in neuroimaging lead to a duty to manage pain proactively in minimally conscious patients?” - Stephanie Pywell