by Wendy Lipworth and Ian Kerridge* Peer review of health-related manuscripts has enormous power in determining what is published in health-related journals, and what makes its way into health policy and clinical practice. However, peer review is at times ethically problematic and not always effective in achieving its goals. Over the past 25 years, a ...more
The June 2011 update of the Journal of Law and Medicine has a wide range of interesting articles and sections. There are articles on mental health legislation in Australian emergency departments, ethical practice for complementary and alternative medicine practitioners, individual responsibility and the attribution of liability and the legal role of medical professionals in decisions regarding life-sustaining treatment. There are also several interesting section notes including Nursing Issues, Bioethical Issues and Medical Law Reporter.