Medicine and the Law

Religion, the law and medicine

Loane Skene, Paul Nisselle



Should religious beliefs have a role in the way medicine is practised? The author examines some of the ways religion can influence policy, the law and medical practice.

Article Extract

There are numerous ways in which religious beliefs can influence political decision-making, the law and the implementation of policy. In his book The High Price of Heaven, Sydney journalist David Marr discusses many of the ways this can happen.