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Health Law and Bioethics: Cases in Context

Front Cover - Health Law and Bioethics: Cases in Context

Sandra H. Johnson, St. Louis University
Joan H. Krause, University of Houston
Richard S. Saver, University of Houston
Robin Fretwell Wilson, Washington & Lee University

2009. Approx. 400 pages. ISBN13: 978-0-7355-7767-1

About the Book

A unique offering in this field from a sterling author team, Health Law and Bioethics: Cases in Context presents the stories and context  of landmark cases in the field.  By conveying back story and creating context, this brief text hooks studentsí interest and deepens their understanding of the law and policy implications of each case.

The text features:

  • leading cases in the field, reflecting those included in the major casebooks
  • testimony and perspectives from  parties, attorneys, and expert witnesses in each case
  • insight into the underlying law and policy in each decision
  • historical, political, and social context
  • personal, political, and economic factors determining  the course of litigation
  • an approachable and engaging writing style

As a secondary text for courses in health law or bioethics, or as a primary text in related seminars, Health Law and Bioethics: Cases in Context illuminates seminal case decisions that address a wide range of contemporary issues in this dynamic and fast-growing field of law.


This book features special discussion questions for each chapter.  Access the full collection below, or find the chapter-specific questions on the Cases + Materials page under each chapter listing.


Preface / Sample Chapters