Medicine, Ethics and the Law in Ireland

Medicine, Ethics and the Law in Ireland


By (author) Deirdre Madden


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  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Professional
  • Format: Hardback | 656 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 250mm x 44mm | 1,202g
  • Publication date: 31 August 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1847666701
  • ISBN 13: 9781847666703
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 1,515,342

Product description

Written by one of Ireland's leading medical law academics, this practical book comprehensively covers case law and regulations regarding the healthcare system, the law relating to human reproduction, and the key issues of consent and treatment. Designed to be used by lawyers and healthcare professionals, Medicine, Ethics and the Law in Ireland provides an invaluable reference tool for anybody who requires accurate information and guidance on this area of Irish law. This new edition includes: Medical research and clinical trials; Organ donation and transportation; Patient safety and QA; and Biobanking.

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Author information

Deirdre Madden is a lecturer in the University College Cork law Department and was appointed by the President of UCC as Chair of the University Research Ethics Board in 2006. In 2007 Dr Madden was apointed by the Minister for Health and Children Mary Harney TD as Chairperson on the Commission on Patient Safety and Quality.

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Provision of Health Care in Ireland; Chapter 2 Regulation of Medical Practice in Ireland; Chapter 3 Protection of Personal Health Information; Chapter 4 Assisted Reproduction; Chapter 5 Artificial Insemination and Egg Donation; Chapter 6 In Vitro Fertilisation; Chapter 7 Surrogate Motherhood; Chapter 8 Genetics; Chapter 9 Capacity, Consent and Refusal of Treatment; Chapter 10 Property in the Human Body; Chapter 11 Medical Treatment of Children and Minors; Chapter 12 Medical Treatment at the End of Life; Chapter 13 Medical Research.