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General health law resources

Books
Canadian
General
o   Arboleda-Florez et al., Forensic psychiatric evidence (Toronto: Butterworths, 1999)
o   Bailey, Caulfield & Ries, Public Health Law & Policy in Canada, 2nd ed. (Markham: LexisNexis, 2008) 
o   Berger, J., Independent medical examination in psychiatry (Toronto: Butterworths, 2002)
o   Berry, Canadian Pharmacy Law (Aurora: Canada Law Book, looseleaf)
o   Blanchard & Steinberg, Life Sciences Law in Canada (Toronto: Carswell, looseleaf)
o   Compendium of pharmaceuticals and specialties: the Canadian drug reference for health professionals (Canadian Pharmacists Association, 2013)
o   Buchanan & Norko, The Psychiatric Report: Principles and Practice of Forensic Writing (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011)
o   D' Andrea et al., Illness and Disability in the Workplace: How to Navigate Through the Legal Minefield (Aurora: Canada Law Book, looseleaf)
o   * Dakai, C., Canadian Health Facilities Law Guide (North York: CCH, looseleaf) (2 volumes)
o   Downie & Gibson, Health law at the Supreme Court of Canada (Toronto: Irwin Law, 2007)
o   Downie, Caulfield & Flood, Canadian Health Law and Policy, 4th ed. (Markham: LexisNexis Butterworth, 2011)
o   Downie et al., Dental Law in Canada (Toronto: Butterworths, 2004)
o   Dykeman et al., Canadian health law practice manual (Markham: Butterworths, looseleaf) (2 volumes)
o   Flood, Roach and Sossin, Access to Care, Access to Justice: The Legal Debate Over Private Health Insurance in Canada (Toronto:  University of Toronto Press, 2005)
o   Halsbury’s laws of Canada, Medicine and health (Markham: LexisNexis, 2006-)
o   Hiltz & Szigeti, A guide to consent and capacity law in Ontario, 2005 (Markham: LexisNexis, 2004)
o   Kent, C., Medical ethics: the state of the law (Markham: Butterworths, 2005)
o   Lamoureux & Devlin, A Practical Guide to Medical Malpractice Litigation: a Plaintiff’s Perspective (Toronto: Carswell, 2011)
o   Lemmens, Lacroix & Mykitiuk, Reading the Future?: Legal and Ethical Challenges of Predictive Genetic Testing (Montréal : Éditions Thémis, 2007)
o   MacNaughton, H., Epilepsy and the Law: What Are the Legal Rights of a Person with Epilepsy in British Columbia? (Victoria: Victoria Epilepsy & Parkinson’s Centre, 2011)
o   McPhedran & Sutton,  Preventing sexual abuse of patients: a legal guide for health care professionals (Toronto: Butterworths, 2004)
o   Meagher, A., Doctors and Hospitals: Legal Duties (Markham: Butterworths, 1991)
o   Monahan, P., Chaoulli v. Quebec and the future of Canadian healthcare: patient accountability as the "sixth principle" of the Canada Health Act (Toronto: C.D. Howe Institute, 2007)
o   Morris et al., Canadian Nurses and the Law, 2nd ed. (Toronto: Butterworths, 1999)
o   Moss & Teghtsoonian, Contesting illness: processes and practices (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2008)
o   * Picard & Robertson, Legal Liability of Doctors and Hospitals in Canada, 4th ed. (Toronto: Carswell, 2007)
o   Rivard & Hunter, Assisted Human Reproduction (Markham: Butterworths, 2005)
o   Rozovsky & Inions, Canadian Health Information: A Practical Legal and Risk Management Guide, 3rd ed. (Markham: Butterworths, 2002)
o   * Rozovsky, L., Consent to Treatment: A practical guide (Markham: Butterworths, looseleaf)
o   Rozovsky, L., Canadian Healthcare Forms and Policies (Markham: LexisNexis Canada, 2007)
o   Sharpe, G., Health Law in Canada (Lexis Nexis, Quarterly)
o   Sneiderman et al, Canadian medical law: An introduction for physicians, nurses and other health care professionals, 3rd ed. (Scarborough: Thomson, 2003)
o   Substitute consent to health care (Manitoba Law Reform Commission, 2004)
 
Legislation guides
o   Perun, Orr, & Dimitriadis, Guide to the Ontario Personal Health Information Protection Act (Toronto: Irwin Law, 2005)
o   Schneider, R., Annotated Ontario mental health statutes, 4th ed. (Toronto: Irwin Law, 2007)
o   Steinecke, A Complete Guide to the Regulated Health Professions Act (Aurora: Canada Law Book, looseleaf)
 
English
o   Bennett, B., Health Law’s Kaleidoscope: Health Law Rights in a Global Age (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2008)
o   Davies, M., Medical Self-Regulation: Crisis And Change (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007)
o   Erin & Ost, The Criminal Justice System and Health Care (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007)
o   Francioni, F., Biotechnologies and International Human Rights (Oxford: Hart Pub., 2007)
o   Hestermeyer, H., Human Rights and the WTO: The Case of Patents and Access to Medicines (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007)
o   Hope, J., Biobazaar: The Open Source Revolution and Biotechnology (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2008)
o   Lewis, P., Assisted Dying and Legal Change (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007)
o   McLean, S., First do no harm: law, ethics and healthcare (Aldershot, England: Ashgate, 2006)
o   Merry & Smith, Errors, Medicine, and the Law (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001)
o   Miola, J., Medical Ethics and Medical Law: A Symbiotic Relationship (Oxford: Hart, 2007)
o   Nwabueze, R., Biotechnology and the Challenge of Property: Property Rights in Dead Bodies, Body Parts, and Genetic Information (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007)
o   Pattinson, S., Medical law & ethics (London: Sweet & Maxwell, 2006)
o   Wicks, W., Human Rights and Healthcare (Oxford: Hart Pub., 2007)
 
American
o   Beers & Berkow, The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy (New Jersey: Merck Research Laboratories, 1999)
o   * Courtroom medicine (New York: Matthew Bender, looseleaf) (14 volumes)
o   DeSimone, C., Death on demand : physician-assisted suicide in the United States : a legal research pathfinder (Buffalo: Hein, 1996)
o   Edmonds Medical Dictionary: illustrated in color, 27th ed. (New York: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2000)
o   Gable et al., Legal aspects of HIV/AIDS: a guide for policy and law reform (Washington, D.C.: World Bank, 2007)
o   * Goldsmith, Medical malpractice: guide to medical issues (New York, Matthew Bender, looseleaf) (7 volumes)
o   Goodman et al., Law in public health practice, 2d ed. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2007)
o   * Gray & Gordy, Attorneys' textbook of medicine, 3rd ed. (New York: LexisNexis Matthew Bender, looseleaf)
o   Hall, Bobinski & Orentlicher, Health Care Law and Ethics, 7th ed. (New York: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, 2007)
o   Hardcastle, R., Law and the human body: property rights, ownership and control (Portland: Hart, 2007)
o   Iltis, Johnson & Hinze, Legal Perspectives in Bioethics (New York: Routledge, 2008)
o   * Schmidt, J., Attorney's dictionary of medicine and word finder (New York: Lexis, looseleaf) (6 volumes)
 
Other countries
o   Euthanasia in the low countries (Leuven: Catholic University of Leuven, European Centre for Ethics, 2002)
o   Knoppers, B., Genomics and Public Health: Legal and Socio-Ethical Perspectives (Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff, 2007)
 
Blogs
 
Websites
Canadian
General
Health Canada
 
Government of Canada website on healthy living
 
Canadian Health Network (Public Health Agency of Canada)
 
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
 
Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)
 
Canadian Bar Association: Health Law (incl. Medical Malpractice)
 
Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network
 
HumGen (legal aspects of human genetics)
 
Commission of Inquiry on the Blood System in Canada (Krever Commission)
 
MedEffect: federal government website where consumers and health professionals can file adverse reaction reports.
 
Canadian Council on Health Services Accreditation
 
Alberta
Health and Wellness - Alberta
 
British Columbia
A Primer to British Columbia's Health Care Consent Legislation
 
Manitoba
Manitoba Health
 
Ontario
Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
 
Quebec
Health and Social Services Québec
 
International
Merck manual online library
 
Research Guide on International Health Law
 
US Department of Health guide to finding health-related information
 
Medical imagery (database medical images and illustrations)
 
US National Library of Medicine
 
PubMed (database of citations and abstracts of biomedical research articles)
 
World Health Organization