This issue of the Journal of Law and Medicine includes the following articles: “The Impact of the Law in Helping or Hindering Fertility Preservation for Children with Cancer Facing Gonadotoxic Therapies” – Sonia Allan, Debra Gook and Yasmin Jayasinghe; “To Mandate or Not to Mandate: A Review of Mandatory Reporting of Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect” – Natalie A MacCormick; “Domestic and Family Violence, Reproductive Coercion and the Role for Law” – Heather Douglas and Katherine Kerr; “Legality of Embryonic Gene Editing in Australia” – Michelle Taylor-Sands and Christopher Gyngell; “An Ethics of Care Approach to Regulating Surrogacy” – James Cameron; “Misconduct, Self-inflicted Injury, and Suicide in Workers’ Compensation: A Review of the Australian Legal Framework” – Victoria Lambropoulos and Robert Guthrie; “Impostors and Impersonators: Fake Health Practitioners and the Law” – Ian Freckelton QC; “Data Custodians and the Decision-making Process: Releasing Data for Research” – Carolyn Adams, Judy Allen and Felicity Flack; “Discussing Voluntary Assisted Dying” – Carolyn Johnston and James Cameron; “The ‘Ice’ Storm: Problems with Expert Evidence on the Effects of Methamphetamine” – Jacqueline Horan and Daniel Thomas; “Mercury Pollution from Coal-Fired Power Plants: A Critical Analysis of the Australian Regulatory Response to Public Health Risks” – Grace Bramwell, Felicity Wilson and Thomas Faunce; “Transferring Health Big Data within the European Legal Framework: What Role for National Healthcare Services?” – Davide Golinelli, Fabrizio Toscano, Andrea Bucci and Gherardo Carullo; and “The Coroner’s Role in the Prevention of Elder Abuse: A Study of Australian Coroner’s Court Cases Involving Pressure Ulcers in Elders” – Catherine Anne Sharp, Jennifer Sarah Schulz Moore and Mary-Louise MacLaws.
Also in this Part are the following sections: Editorial: “The 1628 Vasa Inquest in Sweden: Learning Contemporary Lessons for Effective Death Investigation” – Ian Freckelton QC; Legal Issues: “Alternatives to Compulsory Detention and Treatment and Coercive Practices in Mental Health Settings” – Piers Gooding and Bernadette McSherry; Medical Issues: “The Investigations into What Happened at the Gosport War Memorial Hospital – Did the Coroner’s Process Help?” – David Ranson; and Medical Law Reporter: “Legal Strategies to Cure the Plastic Planet: Corporate Marriage and Public Health Regulation of Single-Use Non-Biodegradable Plastics” – Angela Gock, Edward Dale, Lucina Ou-Yang, Sally Wheeler and Thomas Faunce. There is also a review of the following book: “The Arsonist: A Mind on Fire” by Chloe Hooper – reviewed by Ian Freckelton QC.
The latest Part of JLM includes the following articles: “Unfitness to stand trial decision-making in the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia” – Ian Freckelton QC and Magda Karagiannakis; “Legal risk management and injury in the fitness industry: The outcomes of focus group research and a national survey of fitness professionals” – Patrick Keyzer, Ian R Coyle, Joachim Dietrich, Kevin Norton, Betul Sekendiz, Veronica Jones and Caroline F Finch; “Just a little bit more: When sports scientists cross the line” – Tyler Fox; “Beauty is only photoshop deep: Legislating models’ BMIs and photoshopping images” – Marilyn Krawitz; “Medical use of cannabis in Australia: “Medical necessity” defences under current Australian law and avenues for reform” – Charles Martin; “Patents and the obligation to protect health: Examining the significance of human rights considerations in the protection of pharmaceutical patents: – Olasupo Ayodeji Owoeye; ““Best interests” and withholding and withdrawing life-sustaining treatment from an adult who lacks capacity in the parens patriae jurisdiction” – Lindy Willmott, Ben White and Malcolm K Smith; “Transparency in mental health: Why mental health tribunals should be required to publish reasons” – Alison Smith and Andrew Caple; “Government databases and public health research: Facilitating access in the public interest” – Carolyn Adams and Judy Allen; “The spectre of court-sanctioned sacrificial separation of teenage conjoined twins against their will” – Colleen Davis; and “Judicial virtues and decision-making in the VCAT Guardianship List” – Richard Polkinghorn. Also included in this Part are several section notes, including Legal Issues; Medical Issues; Bioethical Issues; Nursing Issues; and Medical Law Reporter. There is also an editorial, a letter to the Editor and a book review.
The latest Part of the Journal of Law and Medicine is a special issue titled Regulating the Use of Human Bodily Material. It includes articles on the legal status of bodies, the regulation of the use of human bodily material, definitions of “property” offered by the majority of the High Court of Australia in the case of Yanner v Eaton, non-consensual genetic testing in Australia, biobanking of blood and bone marrow, property rights in recyclable artificial implants such as pacemakers, extra-bodily DNA sampling by the police, patent term extension schemes, travel for euthanasia or assisted suicide, the regulation of impaired doctors, plus much more.