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Unlocking Medical Law and Ethics 2e

2nd Edition

By Claudia Carr

Routledge

416 pages

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Description

Unlocking Medical Law and Ethics will help you grasp the main concepts of Medical Law with ease. Containing accessible explanations in clear and precise terms that are easy to understand, it provides an excellent foundation for learning and revising.

The information is clearly presented in a logical structure and the following features support learning helping you to advance with confidence:

  • Clear learning outcomes at the beginning of each chapter set out the skills and knowledge you will need to get to grips with the subject
  • Key Learning Points throughout each chapter allow you to progressively build and consolidate your understanding
  • End-of-chapter summaries provide a useful check-list for each topic
  • Cases and judgments are highlighted to help you find them and add them to your notes quickly
  • Frequent activities and self-test questions are included so you can put your knowledge into practice
  • Sample essay questions with annotated answers prepare you for assessment
  • Glossary of legal terms clarifies important definitions

This second edition has been updated to include discussion of recent changes and developments within the module, such as updated case law, including: Birmingham Children’s NHS Trust v B 2014 EWHC 531; NHS Foundation Trust v A 2014 EWHC 920; A NHS Trust v DE 2013 EWHC 2562; Re P-M (Parental Order: Payments to Surrogacy Agency) 2013 EWHC 2328; R v Catt (Sarah Louise) 2013 EWCA 1187 and Doogan v Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board and others 2013 CSIH 36.

The books in the Unlocking the Law Series get straight to the point and offer clear and concise coverage of the law, broken-down into bite-size sections with regular recaps to boost your confidence. They provide complete coverage of both core and popular optional law modules, presented in an innovative, visual format and are supported by a website which offers students a host of additional practice opportunities.

Visit www.unlockingthelaw.co.uk for access to free study resources, including multiple choice questions, key questions and answers, revision mp3s and cases and materials exercises.

Series editors: Jacqueline Martin LLM has over ten years’ experience as a practising barrister and has taught law at all levels. Chris Turner LLM is Senior Lecturer in Law at Wolverhampton University and has taught law at all levels.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Ethical Theories 2. Confidentiality 3. Resource Allocation 4. Medical Negligence 5. Consent 6. Children 7. Mental Health Law 8. Assisted Conception 9. Abortion 10. Organ Transplantation 11. End of Life Issues 12. End of Life Decisions

About the Author

Claudia Carr is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Hertfordshire and the author of a number of student textbooks and revision guides across both Medical Law and Criminal Law.

About the Series

Unlocking the Law

The Unlocking the Law series is designed specifically to make the law accessible. The books have been designed with the same format and structure, so each chapter in each book includes: a list of aims and objectives, activities such as quick quizzes and self-test questions, key facts charts to consolidate your knowledge, and diagrams to aid learning.

All topic areas are broken up into manageable sections with a logical progression and extensive use of headings and numerous sub-headings as well as an extensive contents list and index. Each book in the series contains a variety of flow charts, diagrams, key facts charts and summaries to reinforce the information in the body of the text. Diagrams and flow charts are particularly useful because they can provide a quick and easy understanding of the key points, especially when revising for examinations. Key facts charts not only provide a quick visual guide through the subject but are also useful for revision.

Many cases are separated out for easy access and all cases have full citation in the text as well as the table of cases for easy reference. The emphasis of the series is on depth of understanding much more than breadth of detail. For this reason each text also includes key extracts from judgments where appropriate. Extracts from academic comment from journal articles and leading texts are also included to give some insight into the academic debate on complex or controversial areas. In both cases these are highlighted and removed from the body of the text.

Finally the books also include much formative 'self-testing', with a variety of activities ranging through subject specific comprehension, application of the law, and a range of other activities to help the student gain a good idea of his or her progress in the course. Appendices with guides on completing essay style questions and legal problem solving supplement and support this interactivity. Besides this a sample essay plan is added at the end of most chapters.

Series editors: Jacqueline Martin LLM has ten years' experience as a practising barrister and has taught law at all levels. Chris Turner LLM is a Senior Lecturer in law at Wolverhampton University.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW046000
LAW / Health
LAW093000
LAW / Medical Law & Legislation