Science on the Witness Stand: Evaluating Scientific Evidence in Law, Adjudication, and Policy
Science on the Witness Stand will be a welcome addition to the library of any medical or legal professional whose work involves presenting medical evidence in a legal context.
The book offers a complete look at the factors to be considered in a variety of legal proceedings, from claims adjudication to liability and other medical/legal proceedings. It begins by introducing an innovative approach the authors call evidence-based medical dispute resolution, then moves on to discuss the elements and logic to be presented in a medical opinion, the principles and procedures of civil litigation, and the jurist's view of scientific evidence. Issues of causality and admissibility of evidence and testimony are presented, along with individualized medical evaluation and personal risk, impairment, and evidentiary needs in environmental law and occupational health law.
Communicating Risk in a Changing World
State-of-the-art papers and reports on the discussions and conclusions of a symposium sponsored by the member agencies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Environmental Health Policy Committees Subcommittee on Risk Communication and Education, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the consortium for Risk Evaluation with Stakeholder Participation (CRESP). Participants included a broad cross-section of more than 25 researchers and practitioners from government, academia, management, labor, and the environmental movement who are actively involved in science-based public communications.