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This revised and updated edition explores the law relating to patient confidentiality and reflects the recent legislation in the field.
The text is written in a jargon free, non-legalistic way to allow the reader to understand the principles and how they apply to practice. The book is aimed at all health professionals who care for the patient, and for patient service managers, patient groups, relatives and anybody who is interested in understanding the law relating to patient confidentiality.
The book includes case studies throughout. Scope and contents: Dealing with children HIV/AIDS patients Recipients and donars of transplants Terminally ill patients Human fertilisation and embryology Problems with suicide and euthanasia Notification of infectious diseases