Revisiting Landmark Cases in Medical Law
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The development of medical law in the UK has been shaped by landmark decisions on such issues as consent, child welfare, genetics, and assisted suicide. Drawing on legal developments in the UK, US, and other jurisdictions, this book revisits a selection of leading cases in medical law, and argues that while the judgments in each came to the correct conclusion, many issues were left unaddressed, and have led to avoidable confusion. Shaun Pattinson presents an idealised judgment for each case, written with the intention to provide insight into how the court could have supported its conclusions in a way that is more coherent and of greater value as a principle-setting precedent.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 156 x 234mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138808334
  • 9781138808331

About Shaun D. Pattinson

Shaun D. Pattinson is Professor of Medical Law and Ethics at Durham Law School, founding Director of Durham CELLS (Centre for Ethics and Law in the Life Sciences) at Durham University, and a member of the the Nuffield Council on Bioethics (the closest that the UK has to a national bioethics committee).show more

Table of contents

1. Introduction 2. R v Adams: Life-Shortening Palliative Care 3. Gillick: A Child's Consent 4. Bland: Patients in a Persistent/Permanent Vegetative State 5. Re MB: Refusal of Treatment in Late Pregnancy 6. Re A: Lethal Separation of Conjoined Twins 7. Quintavalle: Cloning within the Legislative Framework 8. Purdy: Assisted Suicide 9. Conclusionshow more