Journal of Law and Health

Professional journal covering law and health.

Articles from Vol. 12, No. 1, Spring

Accommodating Vulnerabilities to Environmental Tobacco Smoke: A Prism for Understanding the ADA
I. INTRODUCTION Environmental tobacco smoke ("ETS") is the "second-hand" smoke produced by cigarettes. Recent evidence suggests that ETS presents a broad-reaching public health risk.(4) For some individuals, however, ETS presents an especially...
Prenatal Genetic Screening: The Enigma of Selective Abortion
In the survival of favoured individuals and races, during the constantly-recurring Struggle for Existence, we see a powerful and ever-acting form of Selection ... Thus, from the war of nature, from famine and death, the most exalted object which we...
Resolving Conflicting Laws and Policy in Integrated Delivery Systems Development
I. INTRODUCTION Historically, health care services in the United States have been delivered by providers organized as separate economic and legal entities.(3) Hospitals, physicians and various allied health professionals all had distinct roles...
The Liability of Psychotherapists for Breach of Confidentiality
I. INTRODUCTION A. Confidentiality as a Major Component of the Therapeutic Relationship Since its earliest beginnings, psychotherapy has been concerned with confidential communications. When a patient and a psychotherapist enter into a...
'Tis Better to Give Than to Receive: Charitable Donations of Medical Malpractice Punitive Damages
"Virtue down the middle," said the Devil as he sat between two lawyers.(1) It is difficult on principle to understand why, when the sufferer by a tort has been fully compensated for his suffering, he should recover anything more. And...