With the growing awareness of patients of their rights, the issue of medical ethics and its relationship with the law is much in debate. This book should make clear the obligations, constraints and legal relationships. It details complaints procedures and medical negligence actions, discuss the issue of confidentiality and so on. Updated to cover ethical dilemmas raised by medical developments, this edition explains the legal position in fields as diverse as embryo research, Aids testing and the definition of death and covers the impact of recent cases, notably the Shipman trial.
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Excellent ... a searching critique of modern medical law ( New Law Journal)
The legal issues are explained extremely clearly; and intelligible reference is made to the most important decisions of the courts ( The Times Higher Education Supplement)
Margaret Brazier is Professor of Law at the University of Manchester and the Legal Studies Director of the University's Centre for Social Ethics and Policy. She lives in Manchester.
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140250026