Mason and McCall Smith's Law and Medical Ethics (10th Revised edition)

Graeme Laurie; Shawn Harmon; Gerard Porter
Pub date
Apr 2016
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This classic textbook has provided students of medical law and ethics with a framework for exploring this fascinating subject for over 30 years. Providing coverage of all of the topics found on medical law courses, it gives an overview of the inter-relationship between ethical medical practice and the law. Medical law is significantly shaped by the courts, and as such this book provides extensive coverage of recent judicial decisions as well as statutory developments. This book has continually evolved to reflect changes in the law and shifting ethical opinions and the tenth edition continues to fulfil this remit.


1 Medical ethics and medical practice
2 Public health and the state-patient relationship
3 Health rights and obligations in the European Union
4 Consent to treatment
5 Liability for medical injury
6 Medical confidentiality
7 Genetic information and the law
8 The management of infertility and childlessness
9 The control of fertility
10 Civil and criminal liability in reproductive medicine
11 Health resources and dilemmas in treatment
12 Treatment of the aged
13 Mental health and human rights
14 The body as property
15 Medical futility
16 The diagnosis of death
17 The donation of organs and transplantation
18 Euthanasia and assistance in dying
19 Biomedical human research and experimentation
20 Research on children, fetuses and embryos

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