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European Union Health Law
Themes and Implications

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Part of Law in Context

  • Date Published: November 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107010499

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  • 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
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    • Date Published: November 2015
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107010499
    • length: 748 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 178 x 40 mm
    • weight: 1.5kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    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.

  • Authors

    Tamara K. Hervey, University of Sheffield
    Tamara Hervey is Jean Monnet Professor of EU Law and Head of School, School of Law, University of Sheffield.

    Jean V. McHale, University of Birmingham
    Jean McHale is Professor of Health Care Law and Director of the Centre for Health Law, Science and Policy, University of Birmingham.

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