Medical Law and Ethics (8th edition)

ISBN : 9780198846956

Jonathan Herring
688 Pages
171 x 246 mm
Pub date
Apr 2020
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Medical Law and Ethics covers the core legal principles, key cases, and statutes that govern medical law alongside the key ethical debates and dilemmas that exist in the field. Carefully constructed features highlight these debates, drawing out the European angles, religious beliefs, and feminist perspectives which influence legal regulations. Other features such as 'a shock to the system', 'public opinion' and 'reality check' introduce further socio-legal discussion and contribute to the lively and engaging manner in which the subject is approached.

Online resources
This book is accompanied by the following online resources:
- Complete bibliography and list of further reading
- Links to the key cases mentioned in the book
- A video from the author which introduces the book and sets the scene for your studies
- Links to key sites with information on medical law and ethics
- Answer guidance to one question per chapter


1 Ethics and medical law

2 The structure of the National Health Service and the rationing of healthcare resources

3 Medical negligence

4 Consent to treatment

5 Mental health law

6 Confidentiality

7 Contraception, abortion, and pregnancy

8 Reproduction

9 Organ donation and the ownership of body parts

10 Dying and death

About the author: 

Jonathan Herring is Professor of Law at Exeter College, University of Oxford. He is a widely published author across several disciplines, including criminal law, family law, and legal ethics.

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