Medical Law and Ethics
An invaluable text for those studying medical law at LLB and postgraduate level and a useful resource for researchers and students of Philosophy, Ethics and Medicine. Covers major topics such as: NHS Structure, Resources and Negligence; Consent and Patient Information; Reproductive Medicine; Research; Transplantation and The End of Life. Combines detailed legal description and analysis with moral theory and philosophy. Considers the wider contextual pressures facing the law such as the impact of patient consumerism, the changing perceptions of medicine, and the impact of increasingly direct (international and domestic) recognition of human rights. Includes reference to international instruments and the laws of other jurisdictions enabling students to compare with domestic law. Summary boxes throughout each chapter highlight key points and aid revision. Offers suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter as well as a detailed bibliography New to this edition: Coverage of new legal developments, including: Supreme Court decision in Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board  UKSC 11 Access to Medical Treatments (Innovation) Act 2016 Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Mitochondrial Donation) Regulations 2015/572 Coverage of new legal developments, including: Supreme Court decision in Doogan v Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board  UKSC 68 EU Clinical Trials Regulation 536/2014 Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Mitochondrial Donation) Regulations 2015/572 Supreme Court decision in Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board  UKSC 11 Access to Medical Treatments (Innovation) Act 2016 EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 Winner of the Minty Medico-Legal Society prize for best medico-legal book 2010 "Medical Law and Ethics intends to explain and examine the law of England and Wales as it addresses medical practice, and this it achieves with aplomb?.Scholarly, comprehensive and well referenced, Shaun Pattinson's style ensures that the book is eminently readable throughout." McAlister (2015) 15 Med LI 196: "Pattinson's writing style is engaging and allows the readers to access some complex medico-legal principles and theoretical concepts with ease. His impressive knowledge and experience of medico-legal dilemmas comes across well, and Pattinson imparts them with great skill." Morgan (2007) Legal Studies 155: "Pattinson has successfully woven a tapestry of often complex legal and ethical discourses into a manageable text." "I found Pattinson's book to be more useful and insightful [in comparison to Herring's book]." Smith (2006) 14 Med L Rev 442: "It is a clear, well-researched text that provides a much greater emphasis on medical ethics than is standard in the field."