This groundbreaking volume is the first to analyze how and to what extent bioethics considerations influence today's judges. Previous books have attended to the law that governs bioethics problems, but this is the first to examine when and how bioethical issues impact judicial reasoning and decision-making. The volume examines the cutting-edge of the relationship of bioethics to law, and explores how law receives, assesses, and uses bioethics.
Preface p. 2; Introduction: At the Interface of Bioethics and Law p. 5; Chapter 1: How Does Bioethics Help Judicial Reasoning? p. 15; Chapter 2: Health Care Ethics Committee (HEC) Determinations p. 45; Chapter 3: Institutional Review Board (IRB) Determinations p. 62; Chapter 4: Bioethics Commission Reports p. 80; Chapter 5: Bioethics Scholarship p. 105; Chapter 6: Reliability of Bioethics Testimony: General Acceptance p. 126; Chapter 7: Reliability of Bioethics Testimony: Peer Review p. 142; Chapter 8: Reliability of Bioethics Testimony: Experience p. 160; Conclusion: Prospects for the Future p. 181; Index p. 183.