Medical Law

Medical Law : Text, Cases, and Materials

4.11 (9 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days
When will my order arrive?


Medical Law: Text, Cases, and Materials offers all of the explanation, commentary, and extracts from cases and key materials that students need to gain a thorough understanding of this complex topic. Key case extracts provide the legal context, facts, and background; extracts from materials provide differing ethical perspectives and outline current debates; and the author's insightful commentary ensures that readers understand the facts of the cases and can
navigate the ethical landscape to form their own understanding of medical law.
Digital formats
This fifth edition is available for students and institutions to purchase in a variety of formats.
The e-book offers a mobile experience and convenient access along with functionality tools, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support:
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 1040 pages
  • 189 x 244 x 41mm | 1,958g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 5th Revised edition
  • 0198825846
  • 9780198825845
  • 425,083

Table of contents

1: An introduction to bioethics
2: The provision of health care services: the NHS, resource allocation, and public health
3: Medical malpractice
4: Informed consent
5: Incapacity I: Adults
6: Incapacity II: Children
7: Mental health law
8: Confidentiality
9: Genetic information
10: Clinical research
11: The regulation of medicines
12: Organ transplantation
13: Embryo research, stem cells, and emerging biotechnologies
14: Abortion
15: Assisted conception
16: Surrogacy
17: Assisted dying
show more

Review quote

It is a compelling read, which has gone a long way to reconceptualising key medico-legal concepts. It has a linear and profoundly rational approach to readily misunderstood concepts, the three Cs - capacity, consent and confidentiality. [...] This book provides an academic grounding to these concepts and navigates the minefield of medicolegal (and indeed some ethical) issues with ease and substance. * Winner of First Prize in the Basis of Medicine category at the 2017 BMA Medical Book Awards * The seminal textbook for teaching any aspect of medical law...clearly written with a real depth of accessible analysis and a wealth of resources. * Caroline Chappell, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Chester * This is the best text, cases and materials book on medical law around. It explains the law and ethical literature in an accessible manner while still being thorough. I cannot recommend it highly enough. * Dr Craig Purshouse, Lecturer in Law, University of Leeds *
show more

About Emily Jackson

Emily Jackson, Professor of Law, London School of Economics
show more

Rating details

9 ratings
4.11 out of 5 stars
5 22% (2)
4 67% (6)
3 11% (1)
2 0% (0)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X