Roy Gilbar

Honorary Senior Lecturer
LLB, LLM (Israel), PhD (University of London)

Roy was member of the Law School 2011—2013. Roy’s primary interests are medical law, bioethics and socio-legal aspects of health care. In his recent research study, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, Roy examined the current legal status of the family in the medical decision-making process by conducting in-depth interviews with NHS clinicians, patients and their families. A resulting article has been recently published in the Medical Law Review, and a book, based on the study’s findings, will be published in 2012. Roy has already published a book and articles in a wide range of journals.

Roy is currently a senior Lecturer at the School of Law, Netanya Academic College, Israel.

Research Interests

Medical law, Bioethics, Socio-legal aspects of health care, Family law, Tort

Selected publications

  • “Family involvement, independence and patient autonomy in practice” (201 1 ) 19(2) Medical Law Review 192-234
  • “Genetic testing of children for familial cancers: A comparative legal perspective on consent, communication of information and confidentiality” (2010) 9(1) Familial Cancer 75-87
  • “Between unconditional acceptance and responsibility: Should family ethics limit the scope of reproductive autonomy?” (2009) 21(3) The Child & Family Law Quarterly 309-335
  • “Medical decision-making process and the family: The case of breast cancer patients and their spouses” (2009) 23(3) Bioethics 183-192 (with Ora Gilbar)
  • “Justice, equality and solidarity: The limits of the right to health care in Israel” (2008) 16(2) Medical Law Review 225-260 (with Hadara Bar-Mor)
  • “Communicating genetic information in the family: The familial relationship as the forgotten factor” (2007) 33 Journal of Medical Ethics 390-393
  • The status of the family in law and bioethics: The genetic context (Ashgate, 2005).
  • “Medical confidentiality in the family: The doctor’s duty reconsidered” (2004) 18(2) International Journal of Law, Policy & the Family 195-213
  • “The loved ones: Families, intimates and patient autonomy” (2003) 23(2) Legal Studies 332-358 (with Katherine O’Donovan)

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