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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
An understanding of medical law is increasingly important for all health
professionals and this new ABC provides a basic introduction to the legal
issues faced in health care that is accessible to anyone without any legal
knowledge. The ABC of Medical Law provides ideal guidance to the practicing
physician - covering just what you need to know without becoming embroiled in
complicated legal discussion.
The ABC of Medical Law has up-to-date coverage of the legal issues to be found
in daily medical practice, including confidentiality, research, consent,
negligence, organ donation and human rights, as well as more contentious issues
such as tissue retention and withholding/withdrawing treatment. Well
illustrated and presented in a user-friendly format, chapters include summaries
and cases to help clarify the points made.
Written by practising clinicians with expertise in medical law and a medical
barrister, the ABC of Medical Law will help keep a practice within the
constraints of the law and is ideal for GPs, junior doctors and medical
students, and anyone wanting to understand the broad basics of medical law.