Globalization and health

challenges for health law and bioethics

Belinda Bennett* (Editor), George F. Tomossy (Editor)

*Corresponding author for this work

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This timely collection explores ethical and legal dilemmas in healthcare arising from globalization. Conflicts between public interests and individual rights, the challenge of regulating professionals and access to health services, and the effects of a global market all feature prominently in contemporary debates in this area. As a result of globalization, issues in health law and bioethics can no longer be understood solely within political boundaries that define traditional notions of individuals and communities. Rather, solutions for emerging problems require a global conception of rights and obligations, including the re-evaluation of ethical frameworks and legal regimes that currently govern exchanges in healthcare. Leading scholars in bioethics, law, medicine and philosophy from various jurisdictions engage these themes in this volume, and demonstrate the need for transnational solutions in a global age of healthcare.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationDordrecht, The Netherlands
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781402041952
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Publication series

NameInternational library of ethics, law, and the new medicine


  • bioethics
  • globalization
  • health law
  • human rights

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Bennett, B., & Tomossy, G. F. (Eds.) (2006). Globalization and health: challenges for health law and bioethics. (International library of ethics, law, and the new medicine; Vol. 27). Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer, Springer Nature.