The latest Part of the Journal of Law and Medicine includes the following sections: Editorial: “Vaccination Litigation: The Need for Rethinking Compensation for Victims of Vaccination Injury” – Ian Freckelton QC; Legal Issues: “International Human Rights and Mental Health: Challenges For Law and Practice” – Bernadette McSherry and Yvette Maker; Medical Issues: “Policy Development and Regulation of Aged Care” – Joseph Ibrahim and David Ranson; and Medical Law Reporter: “Senate Inquiry into Price Regulation on the Prostheses List” – Emma Holden and Thomas Faunce. Also in this Part are the following articles: “Hartnett, Epstein, Van der Hope: Regulating Unconventional Doctors” – Gabrielle Wolf; “Survey of Quasi-Judicial Decision-Makers in NSW and The National Registration Scheme for Health Practitioners” – Mary Chiarella, Claudette S Satchell, Marie Nagy, Terry Carney, Merrilyn Walton, Belinda Bennett, Patrick J Kelly; “The Use of Students as Surrogates: The Ethical, Legal and Professional Issues of Student-Student Practical Learning in Dental Education” – Alexander Holden; “The Agony and the Ecstasy: Sacrifice and Pain for Financial Gain: Have Indian Surrogate Mothers Been Exploited by Their Intended Parents in Commercial Surrogacy Arrangements?” – Pip Trowse and Donna Cooper; “The Patient’s Voice: Australian Health Care Quality and Safety Regulation from the Perspective of the Public” – David J Carter, James Brown and Carla Saunders; “Never Mind the Science, Here’s the Convention on Biological Diversity: Viral Sovereignty in the Smallpox Destruction Debate” – Michelle F Rourke; “Women’s Rights in the Health Care System: Caesarean Delivery on Maternal Request” – Ann-Claire Larsen; “Sharing the Air: The Need for Strata Law Reform to Reduce Second-hand Smoke Exposure in Multiunit Housing in Australia” – Jacqui Bell, Bonnie Dale, Caitlin Kameron and Michelle Havill; “Eroding Public Health through Liquor Licensing Decisions” – Alison Ziller; “The Implementation of Coronial Recommendations in Tasmania: Two Case Studies on Child Deaths” – Rose Mackie; “Birth: Why Do Not We Just Tell the Truth?” – Amber Moore; “Breaking Bad News about Cancer to Adolescents and Young Adults: The French Experience” – Eric Fourneret; “The South Australian Advance Care Directives Act 2013: How Has the Decision-Making Paradigm Changed?” – Margaret Brown; “Mind the Information Gap: Quantifying the Courts’ Role in Responding to Patient Harm, 1989 to 2013” – Wendy Bonython and Bruce Baer Arnold; and “Medical Evidence of Capacity in a Legal Setting: To What Extent Do Courts and Tribunals Make Their Own Decisions?” – Sam Boyle. There is also a review of the book “Scholarly Misconduct: Law, Regulation, and Practice” by Ian Freckelton (ed) – reviewed by Michael Magazanik.
The latest Part of the Journal of Law and Medicine contains the usual interesting mix of articles and sections. The topics covered range from the use of organs after death to the role of public interest organisation at inquests, from cosmetic surgery and voluntary limb amputation to psychiatric disability, from advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease to voluntary euthanasia, from cryopreserved sperm to genetic testing, plus much more.