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1st Edition

Beginning Medical Law

ISBN 9781138013025
Published March 4, 2015 by Routledge
164 Pages

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Book 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.

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)

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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

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Companion Website

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