Principles of Medical Law / Edition 3

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Principles of Medical Law is the leading practitioner text in medical law. Now in its third edition, it provides a comprehensive and scholarly account of the common law and statutory provisions governing care provision in England and Wales. The contributors include many of the leading academics and practitioners working in the area of medical law today. The book provides an authoritative and up-to-date account of medical law whilst also seeking to set the law in context and critique its application. This new edition will include greater consideration of related health care ethics and human rights issues where appropriate. The book includes major statutory and common law changes including the Human Tissue Act 2008.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199544400
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 2/4/2011
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 1584
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 2.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Andrew Grubb is a Senior Immigration Judge in the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. Prior to taking up a judicial post, he was Professor of Medical law and Head of Cardiff Law School, Cardiff University. Previously, he was Professor of Health Care Law and Director of the Center of Medical Law and Ethics Kings College London and lecturer at Cambridge University. He has been a visiting Professor at Boston University and the University of New Mexico Law Schools. He has been a member of a number of bioethics bodies including the Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority and the Ethics Committee of the Royal College of Physicians. He was editor of the Medical Law Review between 1992 and 2004.
Judith Laing is a lecturer in law at the University of Bristol. She previously taught at Cardiff Law School and the University of Liverpool. Her research and teaching interests lie primarily in tort, criminal and medical law and she has a particular interest in mental health law. She has a number of publications in peer reviewed journals and edited collections, and her PhD thesis was published by OUP in 1999. She assisted Professor Andrew Grubb with the second edition of Principles of Medical Law, as well as co-writing one of the chapters.She has been an Assistant Editor of the Medical law Review and Case Note Editor of the Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law.
Jean McHale is Professor of Health Care Law and Director of the Institute of Medical Law at University of Birmingham Law School. She has taught previously at the Universities of Leciester, East Anglia, Nottingham and Manchester. Her research interests are in the area of health care law. She is a member of the editorial board of the Medical Law Review

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Table of Contents

Part 1.The health care system
1. The organisation of health care, Christopher Newdick
2. Regulating health care professionals, Mary O'Rourke and Jonathan Holl-Allen
Part 2. Clinical negligence
3. Duties in contract and tort, Rachel Mulheron
4. Breach of duty, Philippa Whipple and Philip Havers
5. Actions arising from birth, Stephen Todd
6. Causation and defences, Richard Goldberg
7. Institutional liability, Keith Syrett
Part 3. Patients' Rights
8. Consent to treatment: the competent patient, David Lock
9. The test for capacity, David Lock
10. Consent to treatment- patients lacking capacity and children, Mr Justice James Munby
11. Mental health law, Judith Laing
12. Confidentiality and data protection, Shaun Pattinson and Deryck Beyleveld
13. Clinical research, Jean McHale
Part 4. The law and reproduction
14. Medically assisted reproduction, Michael Freeman
15. Reproductive genetics, Michael Freeman
16. Abortion, Emily Jackson
Part 5. Medicinal products and devices
17. Regulating medicinal products and devices, Christopher Hodges
18. Products liability, Harvey Teff
Part 6. Regulating human material
19. The legal regulation of the use of human material, Jean McHale
20. Patenting and the human body, Graeme Laurie
Part 7. The end of life
21. Ending life, Jonathan Herring
22. Death, J.K. Mason

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