Recent Library Acquisitions — Week of March 25, 2013

  • Health Care

Rationing health care : hard choices and unavoidable trade-offs / Andre den Exter and Martin Buijsen (eds.)

From the Summary: “The concept of health care rationing is highly controversial in the US, European and other countries belonging to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Exter and Buijsen (both affiliated with Erasmus U. Rotterdam, Netherlands; founders, Erasmus Observatory on Health Law) argue that rationing of resources can be fair if the decision-making process is public and transparent. With case studies and proposals, international, multidisciplinary specialists contribute to the debates over the ethical, legal, and economic aspects of health care rationing. Theories of social justice, concerns about the disabled and aged, and the definition of death re: organ transplants are among the topics addressed.”

  • Patients’ Rights

Informed consent to psychoanalysis : the law, the theory, and the data / Elyn R. Saks and Shahrokh Golshan

From the Summary: ”

The goal of this book is to shed psychoanalytic light on a concept – informed consent – that has transformed the delivery of health care in the United States.Examining the concept of informed consent in the context of psychoanalysis, the book first summarizes the law and literature on this topic. Is informed consent required as a matter of positive law? Apart from statutes and cases, what do the professional organizations say about this?Second, the book looks at informed consent as a theoretical matter. It addresses such questions as: What would be the elements of a robust informed consent in psychoanalysis? Is informed consent even possible here? Can patients really understand, say, transference or regression before theyexperience them, and is it too late once they have? Is informed consent therapeutic or countertherapeutic? Can a “process view” of informed consent make sense here?Third, the book reviews data on the topic. A lengthy questionnaire answered by sixty-two analysts reveals their practices in this regard. Do they obtain a statement of informed consent from their patients? What do they disclose? Why do they disclose it? Do they think it is possible to obtaininformed consent in psychoanalysis at all? Do they think the practice is therapeutic or countertherapeutic, and in what ways? Do they think there should or should not be an informed consent requirement for psychoanalysis?The book should appeal above all to therapists interested in the ethical dimensions of their practice.”

  • Pharmacology

A practical guide to FDA’s food and drug law and regulation / edited by Kenneth R. Piña and Wayne L. Pines

From the Summary: “The Fourth Edition of A Practical Guide to FDA’s Food and Drug Law and Regulation updates and expands the widely-used Third Edition, including coverage of new laws on biosimilars, tobacco and food safety. A Practical Guide remains the single best resource for both practitioners and academics needing a basic, easy-to-use overview of the many laws and regulations administered and enforced by the Food and Drug Administration. This book encompasses food and drug law, beginning with a historical background, philosophy, and organization of food and drug law and how it works. Other chapters include information about combination products, dietary supplements and inspections. The goal of this fourth edition of A Practical Guide to FDA’s Food and Drug Law and Regulation is to explain the law and regulations that govern the development, marketing, and sale of food, medical products, and cosmetics in simple, nontechnical terms.”

  • Workers’ Compnesation

Workers’ compensation law and practice in New York / Editors-in-chief Steven M. Scotti, John Sweeney

From the Summary: “This book combines an academic analysis with practical considerations for the courtroom.  Some of the chapters are dedicated to specific legal issues confronting attorneys so that relevant information and case law can be readily utilized by practitioners in the field.  There are also general chapters providing expert guidance on case evaluation, client representation, and appearances before Workers’ Compensation Law Judges, the Workers’ Compensation Board and the Appellate Division.”

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