Medical Law and Ethics

Medical Law and Ethics


By (author) Jonathan Herring

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 696 pages
  • Dimensions: 170mm x 244mm x 33mm | 1,021g
  • Publication date: 18 May 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0199646406
  • ISBN 13: 9780199646401
  • Edition: 4, Revised
  • Edition statement: 4th Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 344,240

Product description

Medical law is one of the fastest moving areas of law; barely a week can go by without a change to the legal provisions, or a new key case passing through the courts. Medical Law and Ethics is the most regularly updated textbook on medical law, so you can be confident that it takes into account the most recent developments in the law. With exceptional clarity Medical Law and Ethics covers not only the core legal principles, the key cases, and statutes that all govern medical law, but also portrays the key ethic debates and dilemmas that exist in the field to ensure that the law is firmly embedded within its context. Carefully constructed features highlight the key debates where relevant to provide an overview of the different perspectives; from feminists, the European perspective, and different religious views. 'A shock to the system', 'public opinion' and 'reality check' features all introduce different sociological aspects, contributing to the lively and engaging manner with which the subject is approached. Online Resource Centre Accompanied by an Online Resource Centre, which includes additional links to key cases, web links, and updates along with an introductory video podcast from the author to set the scene for your study.

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Author information

Jonathan Herring is a Professor of Law at Exeter College, University of Oxford. He is author of several leading textbooks in the fields of medical, criminal, and family law.

Table of contents

1. Ethics and Medical Law ; 2. The Structure of the NHS and the Rationing of Health Care Resources ; 3. Medical Negligence ; 4. Consent to Treatment ; 5. Confidentiality ; 6. Contraception, Abortion, and Pregnancy ; 7. Reproduction ; 8. Organ Donation and the Ownership of Body Parts ; 9. Dying and Death ; 10. Mental Health Law ; 11. Research