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This revised and updated edition explores the law relating to pain management in recent years.It considers the legal issues which have arisn in recent high-profile cases and discusses the implications of legisation extending prescribing powers.
The text is written in a user-friendly, readable form for the non-lawyer. It aims to provide a succinct, useful basis from which practtioner and others can extend their knowledge of the law for the protection of their patients, their colleagues and themselves.
Scope and contents Human rights law Criminal law and procedure Negligence Professional registration Consent in relation to adults, children and mentally disabled adults Living wills Giving information Euthanasia and assisted dying Confidentiality Complementary therapies Health and safety Complaints and patient representation Record keeping Research and social security provisions