Mason and McCall Smith's Law and Medical Ethics

Mason and McCall Smith's Law and Medical Ethics

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This classic textbook has provided students of medical law and ethics with a framework for exploring this fascinating subject for over 30 years. Providing coverage of all of the topics found on medical law courses, it gives an overview of the inter-relationship between ethical medical practice and the law.

Medical law is significantly shaped by the courts, and as such this book provides extensive coverage of recent judicial decisions as well as statutory developments. The new edition continues to evolve to reflect changes in the law and shifting ethical opinions.
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  • Paperback | 776 pages
  • 173 x 246 x 37mm | 1,154g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 11th Revised edition
  • 0198826214
  • 9780198826217
  • 348,589

Table of contents

1: Medical ethics and medical practice
2: Public health and the state-patient relationship
3: Health rights and obligations in the European Union
4: Consent to treatment
5: Liability for medical injury
6: Medical confidentiality
7: Genetic information and the law
8: The management of infertility and childlessness
9: The control of fertility and child birth
10: Ethico-legal issues affecting children
11: Civil and criminal liability in reproductive medicine
12: Health resources and dilemmas in treatment
13: Treatment of the aged
14: Mental health and human rights
15: The body as property
16: Medical futility
17: The diagnosis of death
18: The donation of organs and transplantation
19: Medical assistance in dying
20: Biomedical human research and experimentation
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An excellent textbook. The content is clearly argued, well-referenced and interesting to read. It is the most accessible yet comprehensive textbook I am aware of on this subject. * Highly Commended 2017 BMA Medical Book Awards * This is the leading treatise in medical law: it preserves Mason and McCall Smith's ground-breaking work and distinct approach, while covering an impressive breadth of material. * Katherine Wade, University of Leicester * Review from previous edition This is the gold standard: authoritative, comprehensive, and the most readable account of a challenging subject. * Dr Sarah Christie, Robert Gordon University *
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