Medicolegal Essentials in Healthcare / Edition 2

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Overview

The Second Edition of Medicolegal Essentials in Healthcare provides a concise overview of the most clinically relevant medicolegal issues for healthcare groups in England and Wales. It is a valuable resource for medical, dental and nursing students in training as well as being a useful quick reference for practitioners in these fields. Each chapter is written by a leading expert in the field, and as such provides up-to-date, concise, and comprehensive coverage, identifying key areas of controversy and enabling readers to put contemporary medicolegal issues into their appropriate clinical context. Practising healthcare professionals in any discipline, medical, dental and nursing students.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521744072
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2009
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 284
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Legal institutions and the legal process 1
2 Human rights and healthcare professionals 11
3 Medical ethics and the forensic physician 21
4 Confidentiality 29
5 Consent to medical treatment 39
6 Professional bodies and discipline 51
7 Complains in the national health service 71
8 The mental health act (England and Wales) 83
9 Death certification and the role of the coroner 95
10 Tissues and organs 105
11 Organ donation 117
12 Living wills 127
13 Euthanasia and end-of-life decision-making 139
14 Abortion and reproductive health 149
15 The Children Act 1989 159
16 Clinical negligence 167
17 Legislation for medicines and product liability 179
18 Clinical trials : ethical, legal and practical considerations 193
19 Medicolegal implications of blood-borne viruses 203
20 Healthcare professionals in court - professional and expert witnesses 233
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