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Healthcare ethics and law web resources

Finding journal articles and reviews
Search Medline, CINAHL, PsycInfo
Search Google Scholar search engine

Find e-books in the catalogue. All are available on or off campus.  Included are:

Clinical ethics: a practical approach to ethical decisions in clinical medicine
Patient safety: research into practice
ABC of medical law
Pharmacy and medicines law in Ireland

Websites of Irish healthcare agencies and official bodies
It is important to identify relevant Irish agencies and search their websites individually as much of their content may not be indexed by general search engines. See the Directory of Irish Resources


MedlinePlus for ethical and legal issues
Globalethicsnet major online resource (free registration)
Bioethics resources at the NIH (National Institutes of Health, US)
Bioethics resources from the National Human Genome Research Institute
Resources from the Department of Bioethics, NIH 

Search cases, legislation and legal periodicals at these sites:
WestlawIrish legal materials such as case reports, case digests, legal journals and unreported judgements from 1976 to present.
British and Irish Legal Information Institute (BAILLI) - British and Irish case law and legislation, EU case law, Law Commission reports and more

Irish Legal Information Initiative (IRLII)- run by UCC Law Faculty to complement its contribution to BAILLI
Irish Law - from UCC Law Faculty, guides to Irish law
Lawlinks University of Kent


Other agencies
American Society for Law, Medicine and Ethics
American Society for Bioethics and Humanities
Bioethics Research Library, Georgetown University
Ethics Resource Center 
Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority UK
Medical Council (UK) 
Nuffield Council on Bioethics
Penn Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy 

Directory of Medical Associations
World Medical Association Medical Ethics Manual


Suggested sites are welcome - please email Grainne McCabe

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