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The Politics of Blood: Ethics, Innovation and the Regulation of Risk

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"This book examines the relationship between politics, ethics and law in risk governance involving multi-valued human biological materials, such as blood. HIV blood contamination episodes in the USA, England and France are used to examine the emergence of and the consequences resulting from the politicization of risk. The emergence of the phenomenon is examined through a focus on the role of the gift relationship in blood donation, as well as scientific expertise and innovation in risk governance processes involving the blood system. Its consequences are examined through an analysis of legal action taken by aggrieved patient groups, in addition to a critique of the increased use of precautionary and regulatory strategies in dealing with emerging risks toblood safety"--

Auteur

Anne-Maree Farrell is Associate Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law, Monash University, Melbourne. Her research expertise lies broadly within the area of health law and policy, with a particular interest in the regulatory governance of human biological materials. She previously practised as a lawyer for over ten years, specialising in medical-related litigation.



Résumé
This book examines risk governance involving multi-valued human biological materials, such as blood. It focuses on how best to manage political, ethical and innovation concerns, as well as the use of precautionary and regulatory strategies, to promote blood safety.

Contenu

1. Introduction; 2. The governance of the blood system; 3. Revisiting the gift relationship; 4. Professional beliefs and scientific expertise; 5. Risk and innovation; 6. The rise of the recipient; 7. The politics of precaution; 8. Regulating risk; 9. Conclusion.

Informations sur le produit

Titre: The Politics of Blood: Ethics, Innovation and the Regulation of Risk
Sous-titre: Ethics, Innovation and the Regulation of Risk
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Code EAN: 9780521193184
ISBN: 978-0-521-19318-4
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Cambridge Univ Pr
Genre: Droit du travail et droit social
nombre de pages: 282
Poids: 590g
Taille: H229mm x B152mm x T18mm
Année: 2012
Auflage: New

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