Medical Law and Ethics covers not only the core legal principles, key cases, and statutes that govern medical law, but also explores the key ethical debates and dilemmas that exist in the field to ensure that the law is firmly embedded within its context.
Carefully constructed features highlight these debates, drawing out the European angles, religious beliefs, and feminist perspectives which influence legal regulations. Other features such as 'a shock to the system', 'public opinion' and 'reality check' introduce further sociological aspects, contributing to the lively and engaging manner with which the subject is approached.
Online Resource Centre
This book is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre which includes:
Bibliography and further reading
Links to key cases
Author video podcast
Links to key sites with information on medical law and ethics
Readership: Undergraduate students taking an optional module in medical law or postgraduate students taking an LLM or MA in medical law. Also nurses and other health care practitioners taking courses in medical law and ethics.
1: Ethics and medical law
2: The structure of the National Health Service and the rationing of healthcare resources
3: Medical negligence
4: Consent to treatment
6: Contraception, abortion, and pregnancy
8: Organ donation and the ownership of body parts
9: Dying and death
10: Mental health law