This issue of the Journal of Law and Medicine features an Editorial by General Editor Professor Ian Freckelton QC marking the 25th anniversary of the Journal. It includes the following articles: “When Is It in a Child’s Best Interests to Withhold or Withdraw Life-sustaining Treatment? An Evolving Australian Jurisprudence” – Lindy Willmott, Ben White and Neera Bhatia; “Biosimilars: The Challenges of Novelty, Inventive Step and Sufficiency” – Teddy Henriksen and Jay Sanderson; “The Legal Doctrine of Informed Consent and Renal Dialysis – Do Patients Really Consent?” – Marina Wainstein, Anna Rose Menzies, Frank Patrick Brennan and Mark Ashley Brown; “Building Public Confidence in Medical Registration Revalidation: Reform of Medical Registration Law in Australia, a New Risk-based Approach” – David J Carter, Deborah J Street and Stephen Bush; “Holding Out and Protected Titles – Issues for Non-registrant Complementary and Alternative Health Practitioners” – Michael Weir; “Legal and Ethical Issues Surrounding the Use of Older Children’s Electronic Personal Health Records” – Jacqueline Meredith, Shaun McCarthy and Bronwyn Hemsley; “Changing Law Students’ Ideas about Dis/ability: Can We? Should We? How Would We?” – Anna Cody; “Best Interests and Non-consensual Research” – Brent Hyslop; “How Do Coroners’ Findings in Australian Jurisdictions Apply to Health Care Practitioners within Safety-I and Safety-II Paradigms?” – Nicola Cunningham; “An Analysis of Medico-legal Claims against Dermatologists in Australia from a Single Medical Indemnity Insurer” – Paul Stevenson; “Reproductive Autonomy and Social Sex Selection: A Chance of a Choice?” – Kathryn Boyd; “Freedom of Expression, Belief and Assembly: The Banning of Protests Outside of Abortion Clinics in Australia” – Anna Walsh; “Two Problems of Unburied Bodies” – Robert Shiels; “A Whiter Shade of Grey: Comparisons of the Legal and Professional Status of Tooth Whitening in Three Jurisdictions” – Alexander C L Holden; and “Infection Control Standards in Private Dental Practice” – The Role of Accreditation – Gillian Jean, Alexander C L Holden, Marc Tennant and Estie Kruger.
Also in this Part are the following sections: Editorial: “Health Law: The Past and the Future” – Ian Freckelton QC; Legal Issues: “Computational Modelling, Social Media and Health-Related Datasets: Consent and Privacy Issues” – Bernadette McSherry; Medical Issues: “Responding Better to Desperate Parents: Warnings from the Alfie Evans Saga” – Ian Freckelton QC; Bioethical Issues: “A New Ethical Model of Commercial Surrogacy Arrangements for Australia” – Jeremy Feiglin and Julian Savulescu; Nursing Issues: “Codes of Conduct – A New Era for Nursing and Midwifery in Australia” – Kim Forrester; and Medical Law Reporter: “Australian Senate Committee Report on Transvaginal Mesh Devices” – Chloe Thompson and Thomas Faunce. There are also reviews of the following books: “True Stories from the Morgue” by J Merrick – reviewed by Ian Freckelton QC; “The Trauma Cleaner: One Woman’s Extraordinary Life in Death & Disaster” by Sarah Krasnostein – reviewed by Ian Freckelton QC; and “Tensions and Traumas in Health Law” by Ian Freckelton and Kerry Petersen – reviewed by Bill Madden.
The latest Part of the Journal of Law and Medicine includes an Editorial: “Bolam Buried, Belatedly?” – Ian Freckelton QC; and the following sections: Legal Issues: “Judicial Review of Medical Panel Decisions” – Carol Newlands; Medical Issues: “Alcohol Consumption and Impairment of Surgeons: A Case for Total Abstinence?” – Mike O’Connor; Medical Law Reporter: “The Essendon Football Club Supplements Saga: Exploring Natural Justice for Team Sanctions within Anti-Doping Regulations” – Madeleine Farrar and Thomas Faunce; and a Letter to the Editor. Also in this Part are the following articles: “Vexatious, Misconceived and Avoidable Reports by Peers to Medical Regulators: A Qualitative Study of Health Practitioners in Australia” – Laura A Thomas and Marie M Bismark; “Practitioner Health Issues Featuring Before New Zealand’s Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal: An Analysis of Cases 2003-2014” – Lois J Surgenor, Kate Diesfeld, Kate Kersey and Michael Ip; “Monitoring a ‘Menace’: Peer Review and the Regulation of Substance-Addicted Doctors, 1933-1948” – Gabrielle Wolf; “Lights and Sirens: How Coronial Inquests Can Highlight Challenges in Paramedic Regulation” – Dominique Moritz; “Expert Witness Immunity in Australia after Attwells v Jackson Lalic Lawyers: A Smaller and Less Predictable Shield?” – Tina Cockburn and Bill Madden; “The Right to Health: Implications for the Funding of Medicines in Australia” – Claudia Harper, Narcyz Ghinea and Wendy Lipworth; “Asynchronous Medicines Legislation for Non-Medical Prescribing” – Denise L Hope and Michelle A King; “Paying for Risky Decisions: Civil Liability of Non-Vaccinators” – Nikki Bromberger; “Criteria for Decision-Making Capacity: Between Understanding and Evidencing a Choice” – Lisa Eckstein and Scott YH Kim; “A Positive Duty to Rescue and Medical Practitioners: A Review of the Current Position in Australia and a Comparison with International Models” – Jayr Teng; “The Making of a Health Profession: A South African Case Study” – Andra le Roux-Kemp; and “Development, Access to Medicines and the Ebola Virus Epidemic in West Africa” – Olasupo Owoeye and Jumoke Oduwole. There is also a review of the book “The State and the Body: Legal Regulation of Bodily Autonomy” by Elizabeth Weeks – reviewed by Ian Freckelton QC.
The latest Part of the Journal of Law and Medicine includes the following sections: Editorial: “The privilege against self-incrimination in coroners’ inquests” – Ian Freckelton QC; Legal Issues: “Updating Australia’s pandemic preparedness: The revised Australian Health Management Plan for Pandemic Influenza (AHMPPI)” – Belinda Bennett; Medical Issues: “Cruise control: Prevention and management of sexual violence at sea” – Mike O’Connor; Bioethical Issues: “Clayton’s compromises and the assisted dying debate” – Malcolm Parker; Medical Law Reporter: “Professional misconduct: The case of the Medical Board of Australia v Tausif (Occupational Discipline)” – Caroline Colton; Letters to the Editor; and Book Review: “Human Dignity in Bioethics and Law” by Charles Foster. Also in this Part are the following articles: “Health care justice for temporary migrant workers on 457 visas in Australia: A case study of internationally qualified nurses” – Paula O’Brien and Melissa Phillips; “A delayed inheritance: The Medical Board of Victoria’s 75-year wait to find doctors guilty of “infamous conduct in a professional respect”” – Gabrielle Wolf; “Correcting the record: Australian prosecutions for manslaughter in the medical context” – David J Carter; “Adapting to concurrent expert evidence in medical litigation” – Tina Cockburn and Bill Madden; ““Loss of situation awareness” by medical staff: Reflecting on the moral and legal status of a psychological concept” – Hugh Breakey, Roel D van Winsen and Sidney W A Dekker; “Coroners’ guidelines for health practitioners: Help or hindrance?” – Sarah Middleton; “Unfair employment discrimination of previously depressed individuals” – Kenneth Wei-Qiang Choo and Wei-Liang Lee; “The decision-making of the Mental Health Review Tribunal in New Zealand” – Katey Thom, Stella Black and Graham Panther; “Re-visiting Re X: Hysterectomy, removal of reproductive capacity and the severely intellectually disabled child in New Zealand” – Jeanne Snelling; “An alternative to Zoe’s Law” – James Dalmau.