Law in Public Health Practice

Law in Public Health Practice

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Written jointly by experts in law and public health, this text is designed specifically for public health practitioners, lawyers, health-care providers and law and public health educators and students. It provides both a thorough review of the legal basis and authorities for core elements of public health practice, and solid discussions of high-priority as well as emerging areas where law and public health more

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  • Hardback | 462 pages
  • 165.1 x 236.2 x 30.5mm | 816.48g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • numerous tables and figures
  • 0195148711
  • 9780195148718

Table of contents

Part 1 Legal Basis for Public Health Practice: The Law and Public's Health - The Foundations; Regulating Public Health - Principles and Applications of Administrative Law; Ethics and Practice of Public Health; Criminal Law and Public Health Practice; International Considerations. Part 2 The Law and Core Public Health Functions: Interaction Between Public Health Practitioners and Legal Counsel; Front-Line Public Health - Surveillance and Outbreak Investigations; Public Health Research and Health Information; Implementation and Management of Public Health Programmes in a Managed-Care Legal Framework; Legal Authorities for Interventions During Public Health Emergencies; Considerations for Special Populations. Part 3 The Law in Controlling and Preventing Diseases, Injuries and Disabilities: Integrating Genomics into Public Health Policy and Practice; Vaccination Mandates - The Public Health Imperative and Individual Rights; Control of Foodborne Diseases; Bloodborne and Sexually Transmitted Infections; Tobacco Prevention and Control; Reproductive Health; Environmental Health and Protection; Injury Prevention and the Law; Occupational Safety and Health more

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Public health is vital at local level. Our communities are also global. Bioterrorism, international travel and trade increase our vulnerability. We need the law to assist in the protection of our health and welfare. This book shows us how. Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 34show more

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