Treat Me Right: Essays in Medical Law and Ethics

Treat Me Right: Essays in Medical Law and Ethics

by Ian Kennedy
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Oxford University Press, USA


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Treat Me Right: Essays in Medical Law and Ethics

Controversial and amusing, this collection of Kennedy's writings illuminates the rights, duties, and liabilities of doctors as well as other aspects of medical law and ethics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198255581
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 09/28/1992
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 6.19(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.01(d)

About the Author

King's College London

Table of Contents

1.Emerging Problems of Medicine, Technology, and the Law1
2.What is a Medical Decision?19
3.The Legal and Ethical Implications of Postcoital Birth Control32
4.A Husband, a Wife, and an Abortion42
5.The Doctor, the Pill, and the 15-year-old Girl52
6.The Moral Status of the Embryo119
7.Ethics in Clinical Decision Making: The Care of the Very-low-birth-weight Baby140
8.R. v. Arthur, Re B., and the Severely Disabled New-born Baby154
9.The Patient on the Clapham Omnibus175
10.The Law and Ethics of Informed Consent and Randomized Controlled Trials213
11.Further Thoughts on Liability for Non-observance of the Provisions of the Human Tissue Act 1961225
12.The Donation and Transplantation of Kidneys: Should the Law be Changed?237
13.Transsexualism and Single-Sex Marriage257
14.The Technological Imperative and its Application in Health Care287
15.The Check-out: A Humane Death?300
16.The Law Relating to the Treatment of the Terminally Ill315
17.The Legal Effect of Requests by the Terminally Ill and Aged not to Receive Further Treatment from Doctors331
18.Switching Off Life-Support Machines: The Legal Implications349
19.The Woman and her Unborn Child364
20.Patients, Doctors, and Human Rights385

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