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Who Owns our Health? Medical Professionalism, Law and Leadership in the Age of the Market State


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Preface; Abbreviations; Declaration of Geneva; Chapter 1: The corporate challenge to medical professionalism; I. Leadership in an increasingly privatised global health care system; II. Historical tensions in medical professionalism and health policy; III. The medical profession and consolidation of the market state; Chapter 2: Medical professionalism and 'integrated' regulation; I. Regulating medical professionalism in a new global social contract; II. Practical Issues for 'integrated' regulation of medical professionalism; Chapter 3: Corporate influence on professional education; I. How to cultivate a knowledge elite; II. Educating medical professionals for life in a market state; Chapter 4: Corporate influence on Institutional medical ethics; I. The problems of centralisation and self-regulation; II. Guidelines and clinical pathways as corporate directives; Chapter 5: Health law as a corporate marketing strategy; I. Medical malpractice and system error; II. Consent: Trust and the human right to inviolability; III. Informed consent: The fictions of democratic legitimacy and patient autonomy; IV. The medical fiduciary: Can virtue be coerced?; V. Contract: Should vulnerable patients contractually bargain?; VI. Confidentiality and privilege: Protecting trust and loyalty; VII. Criminal law: Abortion and euthanasia; VIII. Public health legislation; IX. Constitutional law: The right to health; Chapter 6: Medical professionalism in the modern armed conflict zone; I. Medical professionalism, torture and corporate-controlled wars; II. Biosecurity and militarisation of the market state; III. Medical leadership and violations of patient human rights; Chapter 7: Managed care and the global public-private debate; I. Liberalising global health care; II. The role of the pharmaceutical and medical device industries; III. Promoting global public goods in health care; Chapter 8: Medical professionalism in an ideal global society; I. Reconceptualising medicine's social contract in the age of corporate globalisation; II. Critical reflections on the ideal approach; III. Final reflections; Notes; Further reading; Index.

About the Author

Dr Thomas Faunce has qualifications in Law and in Medicine and holds joint appointments to the Medical and the Law schools at the ANU. Faunce has ten years of professional experience in both law (with the leading legal firms Malleson's and Freehill's) and medicine (as Senior Registrar in Intensive Care at the Alfred Hospital, Melbourne). He was judge's associate to Mr Justice Lionel Murphy of the High Court of Australia in 1983.

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