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Published: 04 February 2011

1584 Pages

9.7 x 6.7 inches

ISBN: 9780199544400

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Principles of Medical Law

Third Edition

Edited by Andrew Grubb, Judith Laing, and Jean McHale
Ian Kennedy

  • The only text to provide a complete analysis of the wide ranging issues relating to medical law.
  • Authoritative account of common law and statutory provisions governing health care provision in England and Wales setting the law in context and critiquing its application
  • A classic text now edited by Andrew Grubb, Jean McHale and Judy Laing in consultation with Sir Ian Kennedy
  • Written by a team of leading academics and practitioners providing a balanced and practical perspective
  • Fully updated to cover major statutory changes including the Human Tissue Act 2004, the Mental Capacity Act 2005, the NHS Act 2006, the Mental Health Act 2007 and developments in the case law
  • Clear layout, extensive cross-referencing and careful indexing make this an indispensible research tool for practitioners and academics alike
  • New chapters on the test for capacity, mental health law and the legal regulation of the use of human material
  • Incorporates a raft of significant statutory changes since the last edition, including the Human Tissue Act 2004, the Mental Capcity Act 2005, the NHS act 2006, the Mental Health Act 2007 and the Health and Social Care act 2008
  • Major cases discussed include Chester v Afshar HL (informed consent and causation), Gregg v Scott (causation), Evans v UK, Dickson v UK (reproductive rights).
  • New chapters on the Test for Capacity, Mental Health and Reproductive Genetics
  • Revised structure provides a more thematic grouping of chapters, although each chapter stands alone as an invaluable, detailed source of reference
  • Greater consideration of the related health care ethics and human rights issues across all chapters
  • Additional new authors include respected and experienced practitioners and academics

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