Nordic Health Law in A European Context

Nordic Health Law in A European Context

Welfare State Perspectives on Patients' Rights and Biomedicine

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In contrast to the Anglo-Saxon world and continental Europe, the Nordic countries have only recently recognized health law, or biomedical law, as a special legal discipline. To provide the academic perspectives that the new field is requiring, the Nordic Network for Research in Biomedical Law was founded in Uppsala, Sweden in 2006. The 20 essays here explore some of the work the Network is carrying out in foundational issues, patients' rights, and biomedical science. The topics include the right to health as a human right in Europe, health law as a legal discipline, the detention of pregnant women to protect the fœtus, mutual recognition within the European Union of the concept of sickness and incapacity for work in a rehabilitative situation, and the human body and ancient and modern Norwegian property law. The anthology is not indexed. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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This anthology aims to provide Nordic perspectives on the young and evolving field of health law – or biomedical law – by reflecting on issues that have been explored within the activities of the Nordic Network for Research in Biomedical Law. In the emergence of this fairly new legal discipline, it has become very clear that the Nordic region forms a part of Europe that has been strongly influenced by both hard and soft law initiatives from the European Union and the Council of Europe, but also that Nordic identity, culture, and collaboration clearly remain an important factor in the legal development of this particular region.

Publisher: Leiden ; Malmö, Sweden : Martinus Nijhoff : Liber, ©2011
ISBN: 9789004223813
Characteristics: 1 online resource


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