Text, Cases and Materials on Medical Law and Ethics presents a valuable collection of materials relating to often controversial areas of the law. Comprising extracts from statutes, cases and scholarly articles alongside expert author commentary and guidance which signposts the key issues and principles, this book is an ideal companion to this increasingly popular subject.
Fully revised, this new edition incorporates expanded content, including:
Discussion of developments in case law across other relevant areas, including the Supreme Court judgment in the Cheshire West case on the deprivation of liberty of mentally incapable patients, and the Court of Protection decision in Re SB (Capacity to Consent) applying the test for capacity under the Mental Capacity Act 2005.
Providing a comprehensive and up-to-date resource on this topical area of the law, this textbook is an invaluable reference tool for students of medical law as well as those studying medicine.
"This valuable work provides us with rich, up-to-date material relating to the law and there are consistent ethical discussions throughout each chapter from a variety of different perspectives.The book covers all the major areas of medical ethics and law: consent, confidentiality, abortion, euthanasia and mental health among others." Pravin Thevathasan, Catholic Medical Quarterly
PART 1 GENERAL PRINCIPLES, 1 Introduction to Ethics, 2 Health Care in England and Wales, 3 Consent to Treatment, 4 Treating the Incapable Patient, 5 Confidentiality, Privacy and Access to Medical Records, 6 Medical Malpractice, PART 2 SPECIFIC AREAS IN MEDICAL TREATMENT, 7 Assisted Reproduction and Embryo Research, 8 Abortion and Pre-Natal Harm, 9 Mental Health Law, 10 Medical Research, 11 Organ Transplantation, 12 Treatment at the End of Life