Global Health Academy

Inspiring a Medico-Legal Revolution: Essays in Honour of Sheila McLean

We are very pleased to announce the publication of a new collection in honour of Professor Sheila McLean, co-edited by Mason Institute’s Director, Graeme Laurie.

The book marks the retirement of Professor Sheila McLean, Honorary LLD graduate of Edinburgh University, whose contribution to the discipline of medical law has been truly ground breaking.

As one of the pioneers of the discipline, Sheila McLean inspired a revolution in the ways in which doctors, lawyers, courts and patients perceive the relationship between medicine and law.

Professor Graeme LaurieDirector of the JK Mason Institute for Medicine, Life Sciences and Law

The collection brings together 21 leading scholars in healthcare law and ethics to honour the breadth and significance of her contribution. The chapters cover areas as diverse as start and end of life, reproductive rights and termination of pregnancy, autonomy of patients, the protection of vulnerable patient grounds, and the challenges posed by new technologies.