Nursing and Midwifery Issues
This Part of the Journal of Law and Medicine includes the following articles: “A Panacea for Australia’s COVID-19 Crisis? Weighing Some Legal Implications of Mandatory Vaccination” – Gabrielle Wolf, Jason Taliadoros and Penny Gleeson; “Access to Maternal Health Care for Indigenous Australians under International Law” – Georgia Carniato; “Involuntary Patient Assessment in Australia: A Mental Health or Public Health Response?” – Simon Llewellyn, Dominique Moritz, Marc Broadbent and Chiung-Jung (Jo) Wu AM; “Data, Temporary Monopolies and Biosimilar Development” – Teddy Henriksen; “Co-opting Laws to Influence Prevailing Medical and Legal Thinking: ‘Off-Label’ Conceptual Use of One-Punch Laws and Boxing” – Joseph Lee; “Legal Issues in Life-Limiting Illness: Can Cross-Agency, Interprofessional Education Support Integration of Care?” – Colette Hawkins, Charlotte Rothwell, Helen Close, Charlotte Emmett and Hannah Hesselgreaves; “Under the Influence: Regulating Influencers Giving Nutrition Advice” – Marilyn Bromberg and Laura Fitzgerald; “Starvation Genocide in Occupied Eastern Europe 1939–1945: Food Confiscation by and for the Nazis” – George M Weisz; “‘Loss of Dignity’ in Claims for Damages for ‘Humiliation, Loss of Dignity and Injury to Feelings’ in the Human Rights Review Tribunal of New Zealand” – Iris Reuvecamp; “Comprehensive Decriminalisation of Abortion: An Analysis of Concept, Arguments and Regulatory Frameworks” – Fien De Meyer; “Reproductive Rights: Foetal Rights or Female Freedoms?” – Tahnee De Souza and Henry Kha; and “The Right to Biological Truth versus Stability of the Family” – Vugar G Mammadov, Gediminas Sagatys and Roy G Beran.
Also in this Part are the following sections: Editorial: “Mandatory Vaccination Tensions and Litigation” – Ian Freckelton AO QC; Legal Issues: “Children, Parents, Courts and Medical Treatment: Now Who Decides?” – Joanna Manning; Medical Issues: “Doulas from Cradle to Grave: Integration into Conventional Medical Care” – Mike O’Connor; Bioethical Issues: “Assessing Rationing Decisions through the Principle of Proportionality” – James Cameron, Cameron Stewart and Julian Savulescu; Nursing and Midwifery Issues: “Law, Regulation or Just Damned Politics: The Under-utilisation and Undervaluing of the World’s Largest Health Workforce” – Jill White AM; Health Law Reporter: “The Public Interest Test in Immediate Action Hearings under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law” – Cameron Stewart and Christopher Rudge; and Book Review: “Global Health Security: A Blueprint for the Future”, by Lawrence O Gostin.
This COVID-19 special issue of the Journal of Law and Medicine includes the following articles: “Legal Implications of Personal Protective Equipment Use When Treating Patients for COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2)” – Danuta Mendelson, Michael Keane, Mirko Bagaric and Cameron Graydon; “Compassion, Law and COVID-19” – Nigel Stobbs, Belinda Bennett and Ian Freckelton QC; “Violation Liability in the Context of the Spread of COVID-19: Russian Experience” – Svetlana I Pospelova, Yulia V Pavlova, Natalia A Kamenskaya and Sergey V Pospelov; “International Access to Public Health Data: An Important Brazilian Legal Precedent” – Ian Freckelton QC and Vera Lúcia Raposo; “Access to Health and Medical Research: Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic” – Faith O Aboyeji; “Have Indian Surrogates Been Harmed by Commercial Surrogacy Transactions?” – Donna Cooper and Philippa Trowse; “Regulation of the Abortion Drug RU 486: The Collision of Politics, Ethics and Morals in Australia” – Nicola Bodor; “Vox populi, vox Dei? Previewing New Zealand’s Public Decision on Assisted Dying” – Jessica Young and Andrew Geddis; “Doctors and the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017 (Vic): Knowledge and General Perspectives” – Jodhi Rutherford; “Legal Liability Arising from the Use of “Agent Orange” in the Kimberley: Registration of 2,4,5-T and 2,4-D in Australia” – Amne Alrifai; “Support Systems for Medical Decision-Making: Considerations for Japan” – Yoshihiko Iijima; “Corrective Justice and the Law Relating to Damages for Negligently Inflicted Psychiatric Injury: A Principled Explanation for the “Close and Loving Relationship” Consideration” – Martin Allcock; “Recency of Practice and the Maintenance of Professional Competence for Nurses and Midwives: A Scoping Review Protocol” – Casey Marnie, Micah DJ Peters, Deborah Forsythe, Kate Kennedy, Greg Sharplin, Marion Eckert, Mary Chiarella and Rachael Vernon; “Infanticide and Infanticide Statutes in Australia and New Zealand” – Russ Scott; and “Public Health versus Alcohol Industry Compliance Laws: A Case of Industry Capture?” – Tony Brown.
Also in this Part are the following sections: Editorial: “Perils of Precipitate Publication: Fraudulent and Substandard COVID-19 Research” – Ian Freckelton QC; Legal Issues: “COVID-19: Criminal Law, Public Assemblies and Human Rights Litigation” – Ian Freckelton QC; Medical Issues: “COVID-19 and Forensic Medical Practice” – David Ranson; Nursing and Midwifery Issues: “How COVID-19 Highlights an Ongoing Pandemic of Neglect and Oppression When It Comes to Women’s Reproductive Rights” – Hannah G Dahlen, Bashi Kumar-Hazard and Mary Chiarella; Genomic Law Issues: “Australian Perspectives on the Ethical and Regulatory Considerations for Responsible Data Sharing in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic” – Dianne Nicol, Don Chalmers, Christine Critchley, Lisa Eckstein, Jane Nielsen and Margaret Otlowski; Health Law Reporter: “Suicide-related Materials and Voluntary Assisted Dying” – Cameron Stewart, Ian Kerridge, Camille La Brooy and Paul Komesaroff; Family and Children’s Health Law Issues: “COVID-19 and Family Law Decision-Making” – Ian Freckelton QC; Obituary: Colin Tatz (1934–2019); Richard Tracey (1948–2019); and Book Review: “The Sealed Box of Suicide: The Contexts of Self-Death”.