aw plays a crucial role in protecting the health of populations.
Whether the public health threat is bioterrorism, pandemic
influenza, obesity, or lung cancer, law is an essential tool for
addressing the problem. Yet for many decades, courts and lawyers
have frequently overlooked law's critical importance to public
health. Populations, Public Health, and the Law seeks to
remedy that omission. The book demonstrates why public health
protection is a vital objective for the law and presents a new
population-based approach to legal analysis that can help law
achieve its public health mission while remaining true to its own
By looking at a diverse range of topics, including food safety,
death and dying, and pandemic preparedness, Wendy E. Parmet shows
how a population-based legal analysis that recalls the importance
of populations and uses the tools of public health can enhance
legal decision making while protecting both public health and the
rights and liberties of individuals and their communities.
Subjects: Health Sciences
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