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1st Edition

Health Law and Medical Ethics in Singapore

ISBN 9780367429355
Published December 28, 2020 by Routledge
318 Pages

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Book Description

This book encompasses two inter-related disciplines of health law and medical ethics applicable to Singapore. Apart from Singapore legal materials, it draws upon relevant case precedents and statutory developments from other common law countries and incorporates recommendations and reports by health-related bodies, agencies and committees.

The book is written in an accessible manner suitable for tertiary students. It should also serve as a useful resource for medico-legal practitioners, academics and healthcare professionals who wish to keep abreast of the evolving legal and ethical developments concerning health and medicine.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to the Healthcare System, Health Laws and Regulations 2. Introduction to Medical Ethics 3. Medical Negligence 4. Medical Negligence 5. Consent to Treatment 6. Mental Health 7. Confidentiality 8. Complementary and Alternative Medicine 9. Reproduction 10. End of Life 11. Human Organs, Tissues and Biological Materials 12. Human Biomedical Research, Medical Innovations and Information Technologies in Healthcare

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Gary Chan Kok Yew is Professor of Law at Singapore Management University.


"Prof Gary Chan’s Health Law and Medical Ethics in Singapore not only provides thorough, deft coverage of the major topics in health law and ethics, but uniquely does so with insight and detailed exposition from an Asian and particularly Singaporean perspective. Indeed, topics such as Confucianism and alternative and complementary medicine, not to mention laws such as Singapore’s landmark Human Biomedical Research Act, are given comprehensive examination alongside more traditional health law topics such as consent to treatment, confidentiality, reproduction, and medical negligence. This textbook makes for a most welcome addition to the field. Students and academics alike will benefit from its astute analysis and clear composition." ─ Edward S. Dove, Lecturer in Health Law and Regulation, Director of Ethics and Integrity, School of Law, University of Edinburgh