What Lies Beneath: A Brief Introduction to the Issues Underlying the Development of the Law in the Context of Medical Treatment
Interface Vol 15 1&2/2012
Posted: 22 Oct 2018
Date Written: October 18, 2018
We live in an increasingly complex world where ideals of ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ are no longer as simply defined as perhaps they once were. As suggested by Foster, to understand the law, and the nature of humanity, one would have to be a master of many disciplines and doctrines. The law is interested not only in the nature of individuals but also in the manner in which individuals interact, and must look beyond the question of what makes each individual thrive. Indeed, the law must strive to ensure that society as a whole can thrive and in aiming for this ideal, individual rights and interests may, at times, be compromised.
Keywords: development of law, medical treatment
JEL Classification: K00, K30, K32, K39
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