November 28, 2018

Please read the blog on 'No Fault System' (8 October 2017) before going into the following Q&A.

Q. Might we be about to move into an era of 'excessive risk disclosure'? Would this necessarily be worse than the alternatives?

A. It might not be excessive, e.g. a perfectly...

November 27, 2018

Strengths and Weaknesses of approaches to risk perception:


November 26, 2018

Risk perception is the subjective judgment that people make about the characteristics and severity of a risk with reference to health.

Three major theories developed in its approach:-

1. Psychology approaches (heuristics and cognitive)

- heuristic means enabling a person...

November 20, 2018

Public Interest Theories

The purpose of the regulation is to achieve certain publicly desired results in circumstances where the market would fail to yield these (market failure).

Interest Group Theories

The regulatory developments are driven by the pursuit of public inte...

November 16, 2018

Health and Social Care Act 2012

It allows the bodies to have due regard to reducing health inequalities between the people of England.

Equality Act 2010

To integrate consideration of the advancement of equality into the day-to-day business of all bodies subject to the dut...

November 14, 2018

Risks are regulated in the way that all human researches should be based on three ethical principles:-

1. Respect for persons:

- the requirement to acknowledge autonomy and the requirement to protect those with diminished autonomy;

- protect those who are incapable of se...

November 10, 2018


The systematic investigation into and study of materials and sources in order to establish facts and reach new conclusions.

Therapeutic Research - enroll patients and provide specific treatment to the patients.

Non-therapeutic Research - one which unlikely to pro...

November 2, 2018

There has been a significant increase in life expectancy: in fact, it has almost doubled over the last 100 years. If, after very careful reflection, a mentally competent individual of a great age feels that he or she has lived enough, in the sense of "it's been long an...

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