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Contemporary legal and ethical dilemmas raised by advancement in medicine, science and technology

Jahn Kassim, Puteri Nemie (2004) Contemporary legal and ethical dilemmas raised by advancement in medicine, science and technology. Malayan Law Journal, 2. i-ix. ISSN 0025-1283

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Abstract

The late twentieth century depicts medical practice as being technologically advance-orientated environment. These rapid developments in medicine, science and technology have awakened many moral and legal questions. The law is required to establish rights and responsibilities in this developing area but how far has the law managed to keep pace with advances in medicine and medical technology is a question to be answered. A host of legal problems have arisen from various medical processes such as in vitro fertilization, freezing of embryos, genetic engineering, organ transplant and artificial insemination. The court is faced with the daunting task to make decisions in these areas where there exist conflicts of moral, ethical and religious values. In many cases, the legal outcome may not always be the same as the ethical perspective as the law, being an instrument of social regulation, has a more intrusive or coercive function.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 1830/3433
Uncontrolled Keywords: Medical ethics, legal ethics, medical technology
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Civil Law
Depositing User: Professor Dr Puteri Nemie Jahn Kassim
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2011 02:32
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2011 08:07
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/3433

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