This issue of the Journal of Law and Medicine includes the following articles: “Medicare Billing, Law and Practice: Complex, Incomprehensible and Beginning to Unravel” – Margaret Faux, Jonathan Wardle and Jon Adams; “Untangling the Threads: Stakeholder Perspectives of the Legal and Ethical Issues Involved in Preparing Australian Consumers for Commercial Surrogacy Overseas” – Lana Zannettino, Lauren Lines, Julian Grant and Sheryl L de Lacey; “Disclosure of Genetic Results to At-risk Relatives without Consent: Issues for Health Care Professionals in Australia” – Rebekah McWhirter, Carolyn Johnston and Jo Burke; “Obesity and Taxation – Is Australia Ready?” – Lidia Xynas; “In the Footsteps of Teiresias: Treatment for Gender Dysphoria in Children and the Role of the Courts” – Mike O’Connor and Bill Madden; “A Doctor’s Discretion Not To Offer Life-sustaining Treatment” – James Cameron; “Why Do I Have To Keep Waking Up? Terminal Sedation and the Law in Australia” – Kieran Tapsell; and “An Objective Approach to Decisions to Withdraw or Withhold Life-sustaining Medical Treatment” – Julian Savulescu and James Cameron.
Also in this Part are the following sections: Editorial: “The Complementary Medicine Insurance Wars: The Unresolved but Politicised Australian Theatre of Combat” – Ian Freckelton QC; Legal Issues: “Doctors, Defamation and Damages: Medical Practitioners Fighting Back” – Ian Freckelton QC and Tina Popa; Medical Issues: “Post-sentence Detention and Supervision: The Role of Multi-agency Panels” – Bernadette McSherry, Rajan Darjee and Danny Sullivan; Bioethical Issues: “Responsible Use of Machine Learning Classifiers in Clinical Practice” – Abhishek Mishra; Complementary Health Issues: “Guidance on Prescription of Homeopathic Treatments: Ramifications of a Failed Administrative Law Challenge” – Ian Freckelton QC; Medical Law Reporter: “Concussion, Defamation and the Ringside Doctor” – Ian Freckelton QC; Obituary: Thomas (Tom) Douglas Campbell (1938–2019); and Book Review: “Unnatural Causes” by Richard Shepherd – Reviewed by Ian Freckelton QC.
The latest Part of the Journal of Law and Medicine includes the following sections: Editorial: “Interstate and Overseas Deaths: Jurisdictional and Decision-Making Challenges for Coroners” – Ian Freckelton QC; Letter to the Editor; Legal Issues: “‘Hospitals and Clinicians Need Not Apply:’ Withdrawing Clinically Assisted Nutrition and Hydration in Undisputed Cases” – Joanna Manning; Medical Issues: “Eve’s Curse: Intolerable Unrelieved Pain in Labour – Necessary Evil or Medical Negligence?” – Mike O’Connor; Bioethical Issues: “Should an Advance Care Directive Refusing Life-Sustaining Treatment Be Respected after an Attempted Suicide? Development of an Algorithm to Aid Health Care Workers” – Steve John Philpot; and Medical Law Reporter: “Citizens’ Juries, Liquid Democracy and Legislative Reform of Australian Compulsory Insurance Schemes for Injury Compensation after Motor Vehicle Accidents” – Felix Blumer, Talia Gedik and Thomas Faunce. Also in this Part are the following articles: “HIV and HCV Epidemics: Lessons for Lawyers and Policymakers” – The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG; “Therapeutic Privilege Is No Defence” – Scott Davison; “A Comparative View of Australian Education in Law and Medicine” – Marcus Smith and Rachael Heath Jeffery; “Protecting the Continued Development of Collaborative Expert Witness Evidence in Australia: Surely We Should?” – Christopher D Mills; “Criminalising Health Care? The Use of Offences in the Mental Health Act 2015 (ACT)” – Sam Pang; “Authorising the Release of Data without Consent for Health Research: The Role of Data Custodians and HRECs in Australia” – Felicity Flack, Carolyn Adams and Judy Allen; “Sugar Consumption Tax: A Good Idea or Not?” – Jane Truscott; “Embryo Donation in New Zealand: Considerations of the Health and Wellbeing of Children” – Louise Wilsdon; and “A New Law of Advance Directives in Italy: A Critical Legal Analysis” – Denard Veshi, Enkelejda Koka and Carlo Venditti. There is also a review of the book “The Hanged Man and the Body Thief” by Alexandra Roginski – reviewed by Ian Freckelton QC.
The latest Part of the Journal of Law and Medicine includes the following sections: Editorial: “Regulation of Substandard Medical Practice: Lessons from the Bawa-Garba Case” – Ian Freckelton QC; Legal Issues: “Q: Can a Court or Patient Demand Treatment? A: Yeah But No” – Joanna Manning; Medical Issues: “Medicinal Cannabis in Pregnancy – Panacea or Noxious Weed?” – Mike O’Connor; and Medical Law Reporter: “Analysis of Australia’s New Biosecurity Legislation” – Sam Durant and Thomas Faunce. Also in this Part are the following articles: “Beakers and Borders: Export Controls and the Life-sciences under the Defence Trade Controls Act 2012” – Timothy Vines; “Less Is More: Regulating the Weaponisation of Disease under the National Health Security Act 2007 (Cth)” – Colleen Chen; “Revisiting Breen v Williams: Breathing Life into a Doctor–Patient Fiduciary Relationship” – Diana Nestorovska; “Who Are ‘Indigenous and Local Communities’ and What Is ‘Traditional Knowledge’ for Virus Access and Benefit-sharing? A Textual Analysis of the Convention on Biological Diversity and Its Nagoya Protocol” – Michelle F Rourke; “Nga Whenu Raranga/Weaving Strands in the Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Court of Aotearoa/New Zealand” – Katey Thom and Stella Black; “Patenting Nucleic Acid Sequences: More Ambiguity from the High Court?” – Charles Lawson; “The Regulatory Evolution of Paramedic Practice in Australia” – Dominique Moritz; “The Ethical, Legal and Regulatory Issues Associated with Pharmacogenomics: Systematically Quantifying the Literature” – Jayne E Hewitt; “Looking Gift-horses in the Mouth: Gift-giving, Incentives and Conflict of Interest in the Dental Profession” – Alexander C L Holden and Heiko Spallek; “Outcomes of Notifications against Psychologists in the New Zealand Health Regulation Context 2004–2015” – Lois J Surgenor and Kate Diesfeld; “Pure Psychiatric Injury Pursuant to the Civil Liability Legislation: An(other) Economic Perspective” – Martin Allcock; and “A Phronetic Inquiry into the Australian Euthanasia Experience: Challenging Paternalistic Medical Culture and Unrepresentative Health Policy” – Chelsea Wallis. There is also a review of the book “Wrongful Deaths: Selected Inquest Records from Nineteenth Century Korea” by Sun Koo Kim and Jungwon Kim (eds) – reviewed by Ian Freckelton QC.
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: “Medicinal cannabis law reform in Australia” – Ian Freckelton QC; Legal Issues: “Non-consensual clinical research in New Zealand: Law reform urgently needed” – Joanna Manning; Medical Issues: “The treatment of intersex and the problem of delay: The Australian Senate inquiry into intersex surgery and conflicting human rights for children” – Mike O’Connor; and Medical Law Reporter: “Regulation of Australian medical professionals and national security: Lessons from three case studies” – Thomas Faunce, Michael McKenna, Johanna Rayner and Jazmin Hawes. Also in this Part are the following articles: “The New Zealand Coroners Amendment Bill’s proposed approach to health care-related deaths that are reportable to the coroner” – Jennifer Moore, Tim Stokes and Ben Gray; “Decision-making in a death investigation: Emotion, families and the coroner” – Gordon Tait, Belinda Carpenter, Carol Quadrelli and Michael Barnes; “Negotiating grief and trauma in the coronial jurisdiction” – Marc Trabsky and Paula Baron; “‘Blowed off by a side wind’? Coronial inquests following criminal acquittals” – John Aberdeen; “The coronial investigation of suspected deaths: Prevalence and outcomes in New South Wales” – Stephanie Dartnall and Jane Goodman-Delahunty; “Does the removal of anonymity reduce sperm donors in Australia?” – Damian H Adams, Shahid Ullah and Sheryl de Lacey; “Recall and understanding of risk in endodontics: A questionnaire survey” – Mark Johnstone, Stephen Harlamb and Peter Parashos; “Health complaints and regulatory reform: Implications for vulnerable populations?” – Terry Carney, Fleur Beaupert, Mary Chiarella, Belinda Bennett, Merrilyn Walton, Patrick J Kelly and Claudette S Satchell; “Defining deviation: The peer professional opinion defence and its relationship to scope expansion and emerging non-medical health professions” – Jon Wardle; “A Hospital-based Patient Legal Clinic” – Liz Bishop, Hana Shahkhan and Bebe Loff; “Beyond the corporeal: Extending propertisation of body parts to derivative information” – Wendy Bonython and Bruce Baer Arnold; and “Biobanking: Relational obligations” – Valmaine Toki. There is also a review of the book “Saviour Siblings: A Relational Approach to the Welfare of the Child in Selective Reproduction” by Michelle Taylor-Sands – 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.
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 March 2012 issue of the Journal of Law and Medicine is a special issue on umbilical cord donation and banking, with the relevant articles covering development of stem cells from umbilical cord blood and blood banking, religious perspectives on umbilical cord blood banking, the line between public and private cord blood banking, racially conditional donation and the ethical, legal and social implications of umbilical cord blood banking. Also included in this Part are articles and sections on pandemic planning, euthanasia, medical ethics, homeopathy, plus much more!