Medical Law and Ethics

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Oxford University Press, 2018 - Medical ethics - 641 pages
Medical Law and Ethics covers the core legal principles, key cases, and statutes that govern medical law alongside the key ethical debates and dilemmas that exist in the field.

Carefully constructed features highlight these debates, drawing out the European angles, religious beliefs, and feminist perspectives which influence legal regulations. Other features such as 'a shock to the system', 'public opinion' and 'reality check' introduce further socio-legal discussion and contribute to the lively and engaging manner in which the subject is approached.

Online resources
This book is accompanied by the following online resources:

- Complete bibliography and list of further reading
- Links to the key cases mentioned in the book
- A video from the author which introduces the book and sets the scene for your studies
- Links to key sites with information on medical law and ethics

 

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Contents

1 Ethics and Medical Law
1
2 The Structure of the National Health Service and the Rationing of Healthcare Resources
47
3 Medical Negligence
103
4 Consent to Treatment
149
5 Confidentiality
228
6 Contraception Abortion and Pregnancy
278
7 Reproduction
368
8 Organ Donation and the Ownership of Body Parts
432
9 Dying and Death
493
10 Mental Health Law
585
Note on the Bibliography
619
Index
621
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Jonathan Herring, Professor of Law, Exeter College, University of Oxford

Jonathan Herring is Professor of Law at Exeter College, University of Oxford. He is a widely published author across several disciplines, including criminal law, family law, and legal ethics.

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