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Medicolegal Essentials in Healthcare 2nd ed

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Jason Payne-JamesCentral Middlesex Hospital, London, Peter J. Dean, Ian Wall

ISBN13: 9781841101705
ISBN: 1841101702
Published: April 2004
Publisher: Greenwich Medical Media Ltd
Format: Paperback
Price: £17.99

Medicolegal Essentials in Healthcare provides a concise overview of the most clinically relevant medicolegal issues for healthcare groups in England and Wales, and is a valuable resource for medical, dental and nursing students in training as well as being a useful quick reference for practitioners in these fields. Each chapter is written by a leading expert on the subject, and as such provides up-to-date, concise, and comprehensive coverage, identifying key areas of controversy and enabling readers to put contemporary medicolegal issues into their appropriate clinical context. Key features include: - Focuses on issues of immediate relevance to healthcare professionals - Chapters written by leading experts in the field - A knowledge of medicolegal issues is of increasing importance to all healthcare professionals, as society generally becomes more litigious, and practitioners face the threat of legal claims against them

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Editors' note for the first edition; Editors' note for the second edition; Foreword; Table of statutes; Table of cases; 1. Legal institutions and the legal process Ian Wall and Jason Payne-James; 2. Human rights and healthcare professionals Michael Peel; 3. Medical ethics and the forensic physician Michael Wilks; 4. Confidentiality Peter Schutte; 5. Consent to medical treatment Ian Wall; 6. Professional bodies and discipline Ian Wall; 6. Professional bodies and discipline Jason Payne-James and Julie Smith; 7. Complaints in the National Health Service George Fernie; 8. The Mental Health Act (England and Wales) Alain Gregoire; 9. Death certification and the role of the coroner Peter Dean; 10. Tissues and organs Sharon Korek; 11. Organ donation Sue Sutherland; 12. Living wills Sharon Korek; 13. Euthanasia and end-of-life decision-making Hazel Biggs; 14. Abortion and reproductive health Adrian Lower; 15. The Children Act 1989 Allan Levy QC; 16. Clinical negligence Ian Wall; 17. Legislation for medicines and product liability Robin Harman; 18. Clinical trials: ethical, legal and practical considerations Christobel Saunders; 19. Medicolegal implications of blood-borne viruses Felicity Nicholson; 20. Healthcare professionals in court - professional and expert witnesses Stephen Robinson; Index.