Reasonable Care: Legal Perspectives on the Doctor-Patient Relationship

Reasonable Care: Legal Perspectives on the Doctor-Patient Relationship

by Harvey Teff
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198255780

ISBN-13: 9780198255789

Pub. Date: 10/28/1996

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Though more and more medical disputes are reaching the courts, English law still essentially allows doctors to set their own standards. Too often, the belief is that "doctor knows best." This book offers a sustained treatment of this issue, primarily as it arises in the hospital setting, but looking too at a range of therapies in different contexts. It

Overview

Though more and more medical disputes are reaching the courts, English law still essentially allows doctors to set their own standards. Too often, the belief is that "doctor knows best." This book offers a sustained treatment of this issue, primarily as it arises in the hospital setting, but looking too at a range of therapies in different contexts. It argues for patient involvement in medical decision-making about their treatment, and critically examines approaches based on the assertion of patients' legal rights. As such, it provides a valuable analysis of the central areas of medical law written in a fashion that will appeal to anyone with an interest in medicine, health care, and the law.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198255789
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/28/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 8.75(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Tables
Introduction
Part One: The Emergence of Medical Law
1. Involving the Law
Part Two: The Doctor-Patient Relationship
2. Resilient Paternalism
3. Emergent Medical Models
Part Three: The Choice of Legal Category
4. Patients' Rights
5. Patient Welfare
6. Collaborative Autonomy
7. Providing Reasonable Care
Bibliography
Index

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