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Medicine, Patients and the Law 4th ed

ISBN13: 9781405726023
Published: May 2007
Publisher: LexisNexis Butterworths
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print
Paperback edition out of print, ISBN13 9780141030203

In the extensively revised and updated fourth edition of this highly acclaimed textbook, Margaret Brazier and Emma Cave examine the regulation of medicine, the rights of patients and responsibilities of doctors and legal remedies. The book covers a diverse range of fields from research on embryos to clinical negligence, cloning to euthanasia.

The text charts recent developments in the law including reform of the General Medical Council, legislation such as the Human Tissue Act 2004, Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the NHS Redress Act 2006 and proposals to reform the law. The clear and concise style makes the book accessible to the lay person as well as to legal professionals, students and medical practitioners.

Medical Law
Part One: Medicine, Law and Society;
1. The Practice of Medicine Today;
2. Medicine, Moral Dilemmas and the Law;
3. Access to Health Care;
4. A Relationship of Trust and Confidence;
Part Two: Medical Malpractice;
5. Agreeing to Treatment;
6. Competence, Consent and Compulsion;
7. Clinical Negligence;
8. Medical Litigation;
9. Medical Products Liability;
10. Hospital Complaints Procedures;
11. No Fault Compensation?
Part Three: Matters of Life and Death;
12. Family Planning;
13. Assisted Conception;
14. Abortion and Embryo Research;
15. Doctors and Children;
16. Pregnancy and Childbirth;
17. Medical Research;
18. Diagnosing Death;
19. Organ and Tissue Transplantation;
20. The Human Body and Its Parts;
21. The End of Life;
22. Epilogue;