Medical Law and Medical Ethics

Medical Law and Medical Ethics

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A focus on the interplay between medical law and medical ethics makes this refreshing new textbook the most balanced approach available to students of law and medicine. By offering a unique chapter structure which gives equal weight to both the legal and ethical issues it allows for an appreciation of all factors at play in the field of medical law. In addition, its student-friendly writing style combined with critical analysis gives students the tools to engage with key issues and form their own understanding. Accompanying online case studies convey the law in practice, and encourage students to consider their own views and arguments in terms of legal analysis and ethical consideration. Coverage of recent judicial cases and statutes, with a good balance of factual detail and critical analysis, allows students to engage with this evolving more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 1139898396
  • 9781139898393

Table of contents

1. Introduction; 2. Confidentiality and access to information; 3. Errors and fault; 4. Consent and autonomy; 5. Incapable adults and children; 6. Resource allocation and prioritisation; 7. Assisted reproduction; 8. Abortion, neonaticide and infanticide; 9. Organ and tissue transplantation; 10. Research; 11. End of life; 12. Concluding more

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'This book provides a thoughtful and insightful engagement with the subject of medical law. In encouraging readers to think thematically across different substantive areas, the authors have succeeded in not only illuminating some of the most crucial ethical debates for this area of legal regulation, but of telling the story of the development of medical law and of highlighting the difficulty of the decisions that have to be reached. The book's conversational style is sure to provoke further interesting debate amongst its readership.' Julie McCandless, London School of Economics and Political Science 'A splendid text: clear, accessible, penetrating, thoughtful, well pitched for undergraduate students, yet useful and thought-provoking for more advanced readers. [An] unusually sophisticated treatment of the complex interplay of law and ethics. So far as the law is concerned, [it is] rigorously scholarly but always practical and down to earth. It's excitingly different from other books. I will be recommending it to students here in Oxford.' Charles Foster, University of Oxfordshow more

About Nils Hoppe

Nils Hoppe is Professor of life sciences regulation at Leibniz Universitaet, Hannover, a director of the Centre for Ethics and Law in the Life Sciences. He is also a group leader in the research cluster 'REBIRTH - From Regenerative Biology to Reconstructive Therapy', specialising in technology regulation and bioethics. Jose Miola is Professor of Medical Law at the School of Law, University of Leicester. He has published widely in the area and is on the editorial boards of the Medical Law Review, Clinical Ethics and the UK Clinical Ethics more