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Legal Aspects of Medical Practice 5th ed

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ISBN13: 9780443045684
ISBN: 0443045682
Published: October 1992
Publisher: Elsevier Butterworth Heinemann
Format: Paperback
Price: £26.99



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The latest edition of a well-established and trusted account of the relationship of medicine to Law. 'Legal Aspects of Medical Practice' assists doctors in all specialties and at all levels of seniority in understanding the principles of the legal system as it affects the medical profession. Together with an outline of clinical forensic medicine and forensic pathology, it enables doctors of all disciplines to recognise and cope with medico-legal complications. Features: * Wholly updated to take recent legal changes into consideration * Broad range of readership, from medical students and professionals to lawyers and hospital administrators

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Contents:
The Ethics of Medical Practice. The General Medical Council. Consent. Transplantation of Organs and Tissues. Medical Negligence. Compensation: Industrial Injuries and Disease. The Legal Systems and Courts of Law (England and Wales). The Coroner System. Medical Reports and Certificates. The Doctor and the Dead Body. The Doctor at the Secene of Death. Identification. Sudden Natural Death. Injury and Death from Natural Agents. Wounding. Examination of Motor Vehicle Injuries. Asphyxia. Immersion and Drowning. Sexual Offences. Pregnancy and Abortion. Divorce and Nullity. Sterilisation, Artificial Insemination and in Vitro Fertilisation. Infant Deaths. Sudden Death Syndrome (SIDS). Child Abuse Syndrome. Neglect, Chronic Alcoholism and Drunkeness. The Drinking Driver. General Aspects of Poisoning. Drugs and the Doctor. Legals Aspects of Mental Disorders. Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Index