This classic textbook has provided students of medical law and ethics with a framework for exploring this fascinating subject for over 30 years. Providing coverage of all of the topics found on medical law courses, it gives an overview of the inter-relationship between ethical medical practice and the law. Medical law is significantly shaped by the courts, and as such this book provides extensive coverage of recent judicial decisions as well as statutory developments. The new edition continues to evolve to reflect changes in the law and shifting ethical opinions.
1 - Medical ethics and medical practice 2 - Public health and the state-patient relationship 3 - Health rights and obligations in the European Union 4 - Consent to treatment 5 - Liability for medical injury 6 - Medical confidentiality 7 - Genetic information and the law 8 - The management of infertility and childlessness 9 - The control of fertility and child birth 10 - Ethico-legal issues affecting children 11 - Civil and criminal liability in reproductive medicine 12 - Health resources and dilemmas in treatment 13 - Treatment of the aged 14 - Mental health and human rights 15 - The body as property 16 - Medical futility 17 - The diagnosis of death 18 - The donation of organs and transplantation 19 - Medical assistance in dying 20 - Biomedical human research and experimentation
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