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Law for Doctors

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ISBN13: 9780632052431
ISBN: 0632052430
Published: May 2000
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £64.50



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This work covers the major areas of legal issues which doctors and other health professionals may encounter. Issues of purely theoretical interest are avoided. It illustrates basic principles using case studies familiar to its target readership, focusing only on areas relevant to them, and highlighting practical issues and good practice. Complex legal terms are avoided and legal references are kept to a minimum.

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Subjects:
Medical Law
Contents:
Part I - Health professionals and patients
Chapter 1 - Consent to treatment
Chapter 2 - Treatment of the mentally ill
Chapter 3 - Confidentiality
Chapter 4 - Access of records by patients
Chapter 5 - Abortion
Chapter 6 - Legal issues on symptom releive in the terminally ill

Part II - Legal settings in which health professionals actions may be challenged
Chapter 7 - Introduction to the different legal settings
Chapter 8 - Complaints form the public: procedures and the NHS Ombudsman
Chapter 9 - Professional negligence
Chapter 10 Viacarious liability of employers for employees
Chapter 11 - Product liability
Chapter 12 - The professional bodies
Chapter 13 - Relationships with employers
Chapter 14 - Health and safety issues

Part III - Legal Procedures
Chapter 15 - Death certificates, coroners and inquests
Chapter 16 - Research and publications
Chapter 17 - Report writing and appearing as a witness.