Health law
Health law is the federal, state, and local law, rules, regulations and other jurisprudence among providers, payers and vendors to the health care industry and its patients; and (2) delivery of health...
Doctors In UK Call For World Medical Association Boycott Of Israel On ‘Medical Torture’ Accusations
Seventy-one doctors in the United Kingdom have joined 343 academics calling for a ban on doctors from Israel and joint projects with Israeli universities, according to the Jerusalem Post.
‘Sociopath’ Neurosurgeon Accused Of Intentionally Botching Operations
"I am ready to leave the love and kindness and goodness and patience that I mix with everything else that I am and become a cold blooded killer.” It was this e-mail, sent on Dec. 11, 2011, that marked...
How Many Die from Medical Mistakes in U.S. Hospitals?: Scientific American
An updated estimate says it could be at least 210,000 patients a year, more than twice the number in a frequently quoted Institute of Medicine report
Medical law
Medical law is the branch of law which concerns the prerogatives and responsibilities of medical professionals and the rights of the patient. It should not be confused with medical jurisprudence, whic...
Medical malpractice
Medical malpractice is professional negligence by act or omission by a health care provider in which the treatment provided falls below the accepted standard of practice in the medical community and c...
Sports law
Sports law is the body of legal issues at work in the world of both amateur and professional sports. Sports law overlaps substantially with labor law, contract law, competition or antitrust law, and t...
Doctors In UK Call For World Medical Association Boycott Of Israel On ‘Medical Torture’ Accusations
Seventy-one doctors in the United Kingdom have joined 343 academics calling for a ban on doctors from Israel and joint projects with Israeli universities, according to the Jerusalem Post.
Compassion & Choices
Compassion is the emotion that one feels in response to the suffering of others that motivates a desire to help.Compassion is really the act of going out of your way to help physical, spiritual, or em...
Compassion & Choices - Wikipedia
Poor Law Amendment Act 1834
The Poor Law Amendment Act 1834 (PLAA), known widely as the New Poor Law, was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom passed by the Whig government of Earl Grey that reformed the country's pove...
Mandated reporter
In many jurisdictions, such as U.S. states, Canada, much of Europe and Australia, mandated reporters are people who have regular contact with vulnerable people such as children, disabled persons and s...
Webster ruling
The Webster ruling is a test case in association football law involving Andy Webster, a defender formerly with Heart of Midlothian football club in Edinburgh, Scotland. In September 2006 he became the...
Legality of euthanasia
Efforts to change government policies on euthanasia in the 20th century have met limited success in Western countries. Euthanasia policies have also been developed by a variety of NGOs, most notabl...
Legality of euthanasia - Wikipedia
ISO/TC 215
The ISO/TC 215 is the International Organization for Standardization's (ISO) Technical Committee (TC) on health informatics. TC 215 works on the standardization of Health Information and Communication...
Canada Health Act
The Canada Health Act (CHA) a piece of Canadian federal legislation, adopted in 1984, which specifies the conditions and criteria with which the provincial and territorial health insurance programs mu...
Arseculeratne v. Priyani Soysa
Arseculeratne v. Priyani Soysa is a landmark and controversial case of alleged medical malpractice in Sri Lanka. Apart from being the first such case in recent times, it is also unique because the pri...
Captain of the ship doctrine
Captain of the ship doctrine is the legal doctrine which holds that, during an operation in an operating room, a surgeon of record is liable for all actions conducted in the course of the operation. T...
Human Tissue Act 2004
The Human Tissue Act 2004 (c 30) was an act of the UK parliament applying to England, Northern Ireland and Wales. It consolidated previous legislation and created the Human Tissue Authority to "regula...
Death with Dignity National Center
Death with Dignity National Center (DDNC) is a 501(c)3, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization headquartered in Portland, Oregon that has led the legal defense of and education about Death with Dignity l...
World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control
The World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) is a treaty adopted by the 56th World Health Assembly on 21 May 2003. It became the first World Health Organization tre...
Safety Provisions (Building) Convention, 1937
Safety Provisions (Building) Convention, 1937 is an International Labour Organization Convention.It was established in 1937: