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Published: 29 August 1996

176 Pages | 5 illus.

ISBN: 9780192624963

Bookseller Code (05)

Legal Problems in Emergency Medicine

Alan P. Montague and Andrew Hopper

Oxford Handbooks in Emergency Medicine

All professionals nowadays require a working knowledge of the law relating to their subject, since the dictum `Ignorance of the law is no excuse' has become universal. Those practicing emergency medicine are no exception, whether working in hospital E.R.'s, or general practitioners. This volume is designed to help them avoid litigation and leagl problems. It offers practical advice on dealing with the police, and balancing individual rights with the requirements of both law and medicine. The first to cover this subject, the present volume is divided into two parts. The first offers guidance, supplemented with case histories, for medical specialists placed in difficult situations. The second, written in language not encumbered by legal terminology, is a condensed and authoritative summary of the several legal topics comprising Emergency Medicine Law.

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