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This book is now Out of Print.
A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Medical Treatment Decisions and the Law: The Mental Capacity Act in Action 3rd ed isbn 9781780439174

Medical Treatment Decisions and the Law: The Mental Capacity Act in Action 2nd ed

ISBN13: 9781845924249
New Edition ISBN: 9781780439174
Previous Edition ISBN: 0406904901
Published: January 2010
Publisher: Bloomsbury Professional
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

Medical Treatment Decisions and the Law covers an increasingly important area of law, seeking to place medical decision-making in its context and to provide practical guidance to the solution of many problems likely to be encountered in practice.

The book concentrates on the decisions involved in obtaining authority for the provision, withholding and withdrawal of physical medical treatment and care and the legal requirements and consequences of the decision-making process. With a unique collection of valuable materials not easily obtained elsewhere, this important reference work examines both the general principles and specific problems such as caesarean sections, anorexia and persistent vegetative state.

This new second edition has been fully updated to take account of the Mental Incapacity Act 2005. Coverage includes important caselaw ie. the Baby Wyatt case and a brand-new chapter on organs and transplantations.

Medical Law, Mental Health Law
1. Consent: general
2. Consent: adults
3. Deciding for others: adults
4. Deciding for others: children
5. Going to court
6. Restraint and deprivation of liberty
7. Sterilisation
8. Abortion
9. Managing pregnancies
10. Feeding
11. Religious objections to treatment
12. Permanent vegetative state
13. Treatment of suicidal patients
14. The end of life
15. Human organ and tissue donation