Professor Wing presents this letter to the editor concerning the health law in the U.S. He argues that there is no severable body of principles, or even a set of issues, defined by either circumstances or type of controversy in the teaching of health law. Would health law involve the legal issues that arise in the delivery of patient care? Well, that begins to define the subject, but that is only part of what's called health law. Legal issues related to health care? To health? Those definitions may work, but what is the point of such a broad and meaningless definition - and what makes the field special? Professor Wing tackles these questions and many more regarding the definitions of health law.
Letters to the Editors of Health Matrix, 14 HEALTH MATRIX 237