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The Legal Aspects of Child Health Care

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ISBN13: 9780723422129
ISBN: 0723422125
Published: June 1998
Publisher: Elsevier Butterworth Heinemann
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

This practical book provides the basic framework for understanding all legal issues which impinge upon child health care. It includes all relevant information on the Children's and Young Persons Act 1989 with references to any EC directives which have a bearing on practice in the UK as well as UK law.;It is presented in four sections. The first unit provides the framework and definitions surrounding legal issues and child care.

The second reviews the rights of children in the light of the current legal framework. The third examines professional and parental liabilities such as negligence. The final section looks in more detail at specific situations where legal issues arise such as the giving of vaccinations.

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Medical Law
The framework and definitions
the child - definition
the parents
the statutory framework
the professionals
the rights of the child
child health care
to consent
access to records and information
social security
professional and parental liabilities
parental liability
employment and professional issues
health and safety
substance abuse
complementary medicine
teaching and research
special situations
community care
mentally disordered children
terminal illness and death
screening and vaccinations
reproduction and fertilization.