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Legal and ethical aspects of healthcare [electronic resource] /
S.A.M. McLean, J.K. Mason.
imprint
London ; San Francisco : Greenwich Medical Media, c2003.
description
xi, 252 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
1841101281, 9781841101286
format(s)
Book
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imprint
London ; San Francisco : Greenwich Medical Media, c2003.
isbn
1841101281
9781841101286
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
8366125
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Sheila McLean: Director, Institute of Law and Ethics in Medicine, School of Law, University of Glasgow John Kenyon Mason Professor (Emeritus) of Forensic Medicine, The Edinburgh Law School, University of Edinburgh
Reviews
Review Quotes
"McLean and Mason set out to educate healthcare professionals, lawyers and the general public about the scope of patients' rights and the legal criteria that the law dictates much be met before it will support an assertion of those rights. McLean and Mason achieve this goal with flying colors by presenting the thical and legal issues posed by a broad range of subjects simply, but without simplification." The Law and Politics Book Review Katharine Va Tassel, Western New England College
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Doody's Reviews, August 2004
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Summaries
Main Description
There can be few aspects of life which have altered so dramatically in the past few decades as the relationship between medicine and the law. Treatments become more and more sophisticated as each advance in medicine is made. At the same time, the legal and moral issues surrounding such treatments have multiplied and have become increasingly sensitive and complex. Introducing the reader to important topics which include genetics, consent, negligence, research, assisted reproduction and mental health, the book outlines what the current law is, why it is so and what it may become in the future. Legal and Ethical Aspects of Healthcare is written by a lawyer and a doctor, each with extensive practical experience in the field. It provides wide-ranging coverage of the most important ethical and moral issues that face healthcare professionals, lawyers and the general public alike and it offers a unique insight into the problems that healthcare providers and patients can be expected to encounter both today and in the future. All healthcare professionals at any level of training or practice, lawyers and interested members of the general public. Book jacket.
Long Description
There can be few aspects of life which have not altered so dramatically in the past few decades as the relationship between medicine and the law: as each advance in medicine is made, and treatments become more and more sophisticated, the legal and moral issues surrounding such treatments have also multiplied, and become more complex. Written by a doctor and a lawyer, both with many years of practical experience, this book provides a unique and in-depth coverage of the most important ethical and moral issues (and their legal implications) facing healthcare professionals, lawyers and the general public alike. It represents a useful outline of where medicine and the law stand at present and hints at where they will be going in relation to each other in the coming years.
Description for Bookstore
As each advance in medicine is made, and treatments become more sophisticated, the legal and moral issues surrounding such treatments have also multiplied. This book provides a unique and in-depth coverage of the most important ethical and moral issues facing healthcare professionals, lawyers and the general public alike.
Description for Library
As each advance in medicine is made, and treatments become more and more sophisticated, the legal and moral issues surrounding such treatments have also multiplied, and become more complex. Written by a doctor and a lawyer, both with many years of practical experience, this book provides a unique and in-depth coverage of the most important ethical and moral issues (and their legal implications) facing healthcare professionals, lawyers and the general public alike.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgementsp. vii
Dedicationp. viii
Prefacep. ix
A Note on Abbreviationsp. xiii
About Medicine and the Lawp. 1
Resources--Who Decides?p. 15
The Confidential Relationshipp. 29
The Therapeutic Partnershipp. 45
Refusal of Consentp. 57
Medical Negligencep. 71
Using People for Researchp. 85
Assisted Reproductionp. 99
Genetics and Pregnancyp. 119
Termination of Pregnancyp. 131
Genetics, Insurance and Employmentp. 147
Is Life Worth Living?p. 161
Disposal of the Body and Body Partsp. 179
Sex, Gender and the Lawp. 199
Mental Health and Mental Capacityp. 211
The Law and the Elderlyp. 225
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