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Vol 23 No 4 April/May 2018

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A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Mason & McCall Smith's Law and Medical Ethics 10th ed isbn 9780198747512

Mason & McCall Smith's Law and Medical Ethics 9th ed


ISBN13: 9780199659906
New Edition ISBN: 9780198747512
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780199227754
Published: June 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print



This classic textbook has provided students of medical law and ethics with a framework for exploring this fascinating subject for over 25 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. The authors, both hugely experienced and influential in the field, offer their own opinions on current debates and controversies, and thereby encourage readers to formulate their own views and arguments. As a still-developing discipline, 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.

This edition continues to take a comparative approach, with particular importance attached to the shift in influence from transatlantic jurisdictions to those of the EU. This book has continually evolved to reflect changes in the law and shifting ethical opinions - this ninth edition continues to fulfil this remit and is essential reading for any serious medical law student or practitioner, as well as being of interest to all those involved in the delivery and control of modern healthcare.

Subjects:
Medical Law
Contents:
PART 1 - FRAMEWORKS
1. Medical ethics and medical practice
2. Public Health and the state/patient relationship
3. Health rights and obligations in the European Union

PART 2 - FUNDAMENTALS
4. Consent to treatment
5. Liability for medical injury
6. Medical confidentiality

PART 3 - REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE
7. Genetic information and the law
8. The management of infertility and childlessness
9. The control of fertility
10. Civil and criminal liability in reproductive medicine

PART 4 - MEDICINE IN THE COMMUNITY
11. Health resources and dilemmas in treatment
12. Treatment of the aged
13. Mental health and human rights
14. The body as property

PART 5 - THE END OF LIFE
15. Medical futility
16. The diagnosis of death
17. The donation of organs and transplantation
18. Termination of life

PART 6 - BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH
19. Research and experimentation
20. Research on children, fetuses and embryos