Text, Cases & Materials on Medical Law and Ethics.pdf

Text, Cases & Materials on Medical Law and Ethics.pdf


Text, Cases & Materials on Medical Law and Ethics presents a valuable collection of materials relating to often controversial area of the law. Comprising extracts from statutes, cases and scholarly articles alongside expert author commentary and guidance which signposts the key issues and principles, this book is an ideal companion to this increasingly popular subject. Fully revised, this new edition incorporates expanded content, including: * Updated coverage of End of Life Decision Making, including the UK Supreme Court rulings in Aintree University Hospitals v James and Nicklinson v Ministry of Justice; * The changes in healthcare provision signalled by the Health and Social Care Act 2012; * Discussion of developments in medical malpractice, including the Government response to the Francis report into the Stafford Hospital scandal Providing a comprehensive and up-to-date resource on this topical area of the law, this textbook is an invaluable reference tool for students of medical law as well as those studying medicine.

Marc Stauch, MA (Oxon), Solicitor, Lecturer in Law at the University of Leicester Kay Wheat, BA, Solicitor, Senior Lecturer in Law at Nottingham Trent University

PART 1 GENERAL PRINCIPLES, 1 Introduction to Ethics, 2 Health Care in England and Wales, 3 Consent to Treatment, 4 Treating the Incapable Patient, 5 Confidentiality, Privacy and Access to Medical Records, 6 Medical Malpractice, PART 2 SPECIFIC AREAS IN MEDICAL TREATMENT, 7 Assisted Reproduction and Embryo Research, 8 Abortion and Pre-Natal Harm, 9 Mental Health Law, 10 Medical Research, 11 Organ Transplantation, 12 Treatment at the End of Life


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