This issue of the Journal of Law and Medicine includes the following articles: “COVID-19, Negligence and Occupational Health and Safety: Ethical and Legal Issues for Hospitals and Health Centres” – Ian Freckelton QC; “The Lake Alice Hospital Child and Adolescent Unit: Accountability – The Response to Date” – Rosemary L Thomson; “Vaginal Dialogues: The Trials and Tribulations of Mesh in the Repair of Prolapse” – Mike O’Connor and Bill Madden; “Consideration of a Legislative Framework to Support the Diagnostic Odyssey Commonly Encountered in the Instance of Rare Disease” – Marisa Taliangis and Gareth Baynam; “Children of the Dead: Posthumous Conception, Critical Interests and Consent” – Neil Maddox; “Medical Practitioners Who Deny Young Women Sterilisation Surgery “Because They Will Regret It Later”: Patient-centred Practice or Discrimination?” – Joshua Taylor; “Breaches of New Zealand’s Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights: Human Rights Review Tribunal Decisions” – Kate Diesfeld, Lois Surgenor and Marta Rychert; “Dancing away from Reform: The Inquest into the Death of Six Patrons of NSW Music Festivals” – Sebastian De Brennan; “Involuntary Sterilisation, Eugenics, and Physician-assisted Dying: Lessons for New Zealand” – Gail Bingham; “Embryonic Regulation and Research: What Is the Status of Human Germline Genome Editing in Australia?” – Rose Burbery; and “Australia after Cresswell and Chapman: A Legal and Regulatory Paradox, or an Opportunity for Uniformity?” – Christopher D Mills.
Also in this Part are the following sections: Editorial: “Law, Global Health, and Sustainable Development: The Lancet Commission on the Legal Determinants of Health” – Belinda Bennett; Legal Issues: “Changing to Deemed Consent for Deceased Organ Donation in the United Kingdom: Should Australia and New Zealand Follow?” – Joanna Manning; Medical Issues: “Surgical Experimentation by John Marion Sims in the Pre-Anaesthetic Era” – Mike O’Connor; Bioethical Issues: “The Voluntary Assisted Dying Law in Victoria – A Good First Step but Many Problems Remain” – Hugh Platt; Complementary Health Issues: “Prohibition Orders and the Regulation of Unregistered Health Practitioners” – Ian Freckelton QC; Technology and Health Law: “Health Care, Technology and Innovation: What’s Law Got to Do with It?” – Bernadette Richards; Mental Health Law Issues: “Preventing Harm to Others as a Criterion for Compulsory Treatment: An Overview of Criticisms and Current Research” – Bernadette McSherry; Health Law Reporter: “Unconventional Practice, “Innovative” Interventions and the National Law” – Cameron Stewart, Ian Kerridge, Catherine Waldby, Wendy Lipworth, Megan Munsie, Tamra Lysaght, Christopher Rudge, Narcyz Ghinea, Lisa Eckstein, Jane Neilsen, Jenny Kaldor and Dianne Nicol; Obituary: Kerry Anne Petersen: 22 December 1945–6 March 2020; Maurice Wallin (1944–2020); and Book Review: “Mental Capacity Law in New Zealand”.
The latest Part of the Criminal Law Journal includes the following articles: “The knowledge element for accessories to strict liability and limited cognition offences: Revisiting Tabe v The Queen” – Malcolm Barrett and Joachim Dietrich; “The Patel trials: Further evidence of the need to reform the Griffith Codes” – Andrew Hemming; and “Fraud and consent in Australian rape law” – Jonathan Crowe. There is also an editorial, a book review and a digest of criminal law cases.
The March Part of the Journal of Law and Medicine contains a range of articles and sections covering such broad topics as coronial law and practice, voluntary euthanasia, restriction of liberties of people with impaired capacity, Australian mental health legislation, medical practitioner regulation, manufacturers’ liability for pharmaceutical drugs, ethical, legal and social issues surrounding surrogacy law, sexual misconduct by health practitioners, sexual violence in armed conflict, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioner regulation, health system privatisation directives, and much more!
The June 2013 issue of the Journal of Law and Medicine is the last Part for Volume 20 and is a Special Issue about law, policy and practice concerning stored embryos in assisted reproduction. The articles cover such topics as consent, information-giving and counselling concerning stored embryos, use of stored embryos after separation or death of a partner, the destruction of stored embryos and compensation for women who provide their eggs for research, the best interests of neonates, adult guardianship, and the right to life under the European Convention on Human Rights, plus much more!
The last Part of the Criminal Law Journal for 2012 provides a great mix of articles and sections on a range of topics. An article by Arie Freiberg and Sarah Murray seeks to explain why sentencing laws are so difficult to invalidate under Ch III of the Commonwealth Constitution; Toby Nisbet examines the scope of the provocation defence and consent in Code jurisdictions; and Jane Sanders and Edward Elliott argue against the continues use of affray as a prosecutorial tool against otherwise minor antisocial behaviour. There is also a sentencing review (2011-2012) from Kate Warner, a Digest of Criminal Law Cases and a Phillips’ Brief. Not to be missed!
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot: 2010, Broadway Paperbacks. Pages 1-381. Price: $US16 (pb). Reviewed by Dr Ian Freckelton SC Skloot’s book about Henrietta Lacks tells the painstakingly researched story of the woman (and her family) who gave rise to the HeLa cell line which has become the most influential cell line ...more
This Part of JLM includes a wide range of articles and sections to choose from, for example the range includes misleading health service practitioner representations and health outcomes after whiplash, an argument that male circumcision does prevent HIV infection and ethical psychiatric research in Singapore, the legal status of the fetus in NSW and an argument for legalising voluntary physician- based euthanasia, legal capacity under the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and open disclosure following medical error. Plus much, much more.
UMBILICAL CORD BLOOD BANKING AND THE NEXT GENERATION OF HUMAN TISSUE REGULATION: AN AGENDA FOR RESEARCH By Cameron Stewart and Ian Kerridge* The transformation of umbilical cord blood from being a waste product to being a valuable source of stem cells has led to the emergence of significant legal, ethical and social issues. This editorial ...more
The September 2011 Part of The Queensland Lawyer includes articles and sections on an interesting range of topics, including, but not limited to, the changes made to the objection and appeal process available to landowners, the ethical principles that underpin the need to obtain consent for “do not resuscitate” orders, pre-sentence reports and the commercial surrogacy dilemma.