Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist

The Politics of Blood
Ethics, Innovation and the Regulation of Risk

£69.99

Part of Cambridge Bioethics and Law

  • Date Published: May 2012
  • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from July 2019
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521193184

£ 69.99
Hardback

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
Paperback, eBook


Looking for an inspection copy?

This title is not currently available on inspection

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • How best to manage risk involving multi-valued human biological materials is the overarching theme of this book, which draws on the sourcing and supply of blood as a case study. Blood has ethical, social, scientific and commercial value. This multi-valuing process presents challenges in terms of managing risk, therefore making it ultimately a matter for political responsibility. This is highlighted through an examination of the circumstances that led to HIV blood contamination episodes in the US, England and France, as well as their consequences. The roles of scientific expertise and innovation in managing risks to the blood system are also analysed, as is the increased use of precautionary and legal strategies in the post-HIV blood contamination era. Finally, consideration is given to a range of policy and legal strategies that should underpin effective risk governance involving multi-valued human biological materials.

    • Examines the governance of the blood system at both national and supranational (European and global) levels
    • Provides an insightful analysis that will assist policy-makers, healthcare professionals, regulators and academics interested in political, ethical and legal aspects of governance processes involving human biological materials
    • Combines a range of perspectives for dealing with risk governance involving multi-valued human biological materials, thereby making the book relevant to a diverse range of academic and non-academic audiences
    Read more

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2012
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521193184
    • length: 282 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 156 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.58kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus.
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from July 2019
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. The governance of the blood system
    3. Revisiting the gift relationship
    4. Professional beliefs and scientific expertise
    5. Risk and innovation
    6. The rise of the recipient
    7. The politics of precaution
    8. Regulating risk
    9. Conclusion.

  • Author

    Anne-Maree Farrell, Monash University, Victoria
    Anne-Maree Farrell is Associate Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law, Monash University, Melbourne. Her research expertise lies broadly within the area of health law and policy, with a particular interest in the regulatory governance of human biological materials. She previously practised as a lawyer for over ten years, specialising in medical-related litigation.

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×