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Beginning Medical Law

1st Edition

By Claudia Carr

Routledge

164 pages

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Description

Whether you’re new to higher education, coming to legal study for the first time or just wondering what Medical Law is all about, Beginning Medical Law is the ideal introduction to help you hit the ground running. Starting with the basics and an overview of each topic, it will help you come to terms with the structure, themes and issues of the subject so that you can begin your Medical Law module with confidence.

Adopting a clear and simple approach with legal vocabulary carefully clarified, Claudia Carr breaks the subject of Medical Law down using practical everyday examples to make it understandable for anyone, whatever their background. Diagrams and flowcharts simplify complex issues, important cases are identified and explained and on-the- spot questions help you recognise potential issues or debates within the law so that you can contribute in classes with confidence.

Beginning Medical Law is an ideal first introduction to the subject for LLB, GDL or ILEX and especially international students, those enrolled on distance learning courses or on other degree programmes.

Reviews

Carr uses diagrams, tables and what she calls ‘on-the-spot questions’ to make the subject come alive. For us, the companion website is an innovation! Therefore, do look at the features at the beginning of the book which will assist with your learning and engagement with the subject matter. - Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers

"Tosh provides a succinct overview of the ways in which transgender people’s lives are pathologised, specifically with regard to both psychiatry and feminism. The straightforward and clear writing style employed by Tosh engages the reader, and will provide those new to the topics with an easily accessible overview." - Damien Riggs, Flinders University

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Introduction to Ethical Theories 3. Confidentiality 4. Resource Allocation 5. Medical Negligence 6. Consent, capacity and information disclosure 7. Consent and the incompetent patient 8. Mental Health Law 9. Assisted Conception 10. Abortion 11. Organ Donation 12. End of life Decisions (1) - Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia 13. End of Life Decisions (2)

About the Series

Beginning the Law

The new Beginning the Law series from Routledge is a collection of pure introductions which help students come to terms with the basic structure, themes and issues of each discipline before they advance with confidence to their core textbook.

Adopting a clear and simple approach with legal vocabulary explained in a detailed glossary, each subject is broken down using practical everyday examples to make it understandable for anyone, whatever their background. Diagrams and flowcharts simplify complex issues, important cases are identified and explained and on-the- spot questions help you recognise potential issues or debates within the law so that you can contribute in classes with confidence.

Beginning the Law will help students to:

  • come to terms with a new (legal) language;
  • get used to independent learning;
  • acclimatise to the higher pace of higher education;
  • apply the ‘big picture’ to narrow areas of the law.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW000000
LAW / General