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European Union Health Law


  • Page extent: 748 pages
  • Size: 247 x 174 mm
  • Weight: 1.56 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 344.2404
  • Dewey version: 23
  • LC Classification: KJE6172 .H45 2015
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Public health laws--European Union countries
    • Medical care--Law and legislation--European Union countries
    • Medical laws and legislation--European Union countries
    • LAW / Medical Law & Legislation.--bisacsh

Library of Congress Record


 (ISBN-13: 9781107010499)

A contextual analysis of the internal logics of EU health law through four themes: consumerism; (human) rights; interactions between equality, solidarity and competition; and risk. Leading authors in the emergent field explain the interactions and implications of EU health law through thematic reinterpretation of the law in context in key substantive areas, such as the regulation of health research, access of patients to high quality care, health care professional regulation, organisation and funding of health care services, and public health. This book offers a fresh perspective and thorough understanding of EU health law through individual and collective or systemic perspectives, and covers health law both within the EU and globally. Essential reading for anyone interested in health law in any EU Member State or in global health law.

• First major study to conceptualise EU health law through its own terms, rather than those of health law or EU law • Structured around four themes which provide analytical focus and understanding of 'what is the law?' whilst considering the implications in various contexts • Easy to navigate quick reference guide which provides brief answers to the authors' 40 questions posed in the introduction


Part I. Introduction: 1. Introduction; 2. What is health law?; 3. What is European Union health law?; Part II. EU Internal Health Law: The Individual Focus: 4. Consumerism: the moving patient; 5. Consumerism: the moving health product or service; 6. Consumerism: the moving health care professional; 7. Rights: health rights as human rights; 8. Rights: mobile patients' rights as human rights; Part III. EU Internal Health Law: The Systemic Focus: 9. Competition, solidarity, equality: health insurance; 10. Competition, solidarity, equality: health institutions and professions; 11. Competition, solidarity, equality: the pharmaceuticals, medical devices and medical equipment industries; 12. Risk: clinical trials; 13. Risk: health system products - pharmaceuticals; 14. Risk: health system products - human blood, tissue and cells, organs; medical devices; 15. Risk: tobacco, food, alcohol; Part IV. EU External Health Law: 16. The global context: institutions and instruments; 17. The global context: consumerism, rights, justice and equality: human organs and access to essential medicines; 18. The global context: opportunities and threats: health knowledge, communicable diseases, global food and tobacco law; Part V. Conclusions: 19. Conclusion.

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