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Published: 30 April 2019

776 Pages


ISBN: 9780198826217

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Mason and McCall Smith's Law and Medical Ethics

Eleventh Edition

Graeme Laurie, Shawn Harmon, and Edward Dove

  • Covers the whole field of modern ethical medical practice, making the book suitable for use on all undergraduate and postgraduate medical law courses
  • Clearly sets out both sides of the argument in ethical debates, and offers the authors' own perspectives, encouraging students to explore and form their own opinions
  • Takes account of the influence of international jurisdictions, particularly in the EU, over the development of UK law

New to this Edition:

  • Includes a new chapter on ethico-legal issues affecting children, providing additional coverage on minors and consent, data protection, and research with children
  • Increased focus on the international human rights and public health dimension of law and medical ethics
  • Fully updated discussion of the changes in law or regulation of international surrogacy, criminal negligence, and the shift in the UK towards a soft opt-out system for organ donation
  • Discussion of recent legislation & guidance, such as the UK's Data Protection Act 2018; the GMC guidance on Confidentiality (2017) updated in 2018; and the Human Tissue (Authorisation) (Scotland) Bill proposed in June 2018
  • Updated coverage of recent case law, including the high-profile Charlie Gard and Alfie Evans court decisions, Darnley v Croydon Health Services, and R (on the application of A (A Child)) v Secretary of State for Health

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