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Medical Law: A Very Short Introduction

Charles Foster

February 2013

ISBN: 9780199660445

160 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

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Very Short Introductions

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Everyone has an opinion about the core issues of medical law; from clinical negligence and organ transplantation to abortion, confidentiality, and euthanasia - it deals with matters of life and death. Using case studies to explore the key principles, Charles Foster presents a fascinating Very Short Introduction to medical law.

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Everyone has an opinion about the core issues of medical law; from clinical negligence and organ transplantation to abortion, confidentiality, and euthanasia - it deals with matters of life and death. Using case studies to explore the key principles, Charles Foster presents a fascinating Very Short Introduction to medical law.

  • An engaging and accessible account of the main principles of medical law
  • Examines a wide range of areas from abortion to the availability of IVF, and the withdrawal of medical treatment
  • Uses case studies from international jurisdictions to fully understand the main principles
  • Assumes no previous knowledge of the subject
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - over five million copies sold worldwide

About the Author(s)

Charles Foster, Fellow of Green Templeton College, University of Oxford, and a barrister practising from Outer Temple Chambers, London

Charles Foster is a Fellow of Green Templeton College, University of Oxford, a tutor in medical law and ethics at the University of Oxford, and a barrister (practising in medical law) at Outer Temple Chambers, London. He read law and veterinary medicine at the University of Cambridge. He is the author, editor or contributor to over thirty five books. His website is at www.charlesfoster.co.uk

Table of Contents

    Acknowledgements
    1:Origins and legacies
    2:The enforcement of medical law
    3:Before birth
    4:Confidentiality and privacy
    5:Consent
    6:Clinical negligence
    7:Research on human subjects
    8:Resource allocation
    9:The end of life
    10:Organ donation and the ownership of body parts
    11:The future of medical law
    References: Cases discussed
    Further reading

Reviews

"colourful and engaging" - Medical Law Review