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Mason and McCall Smith's Law and Medical Ethics By Kenyon Mason

Mason and McCall Smith's Law and Medical Ethics
by Kenyon Mason

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This classic textbook focuses on medical law and its relationship with medical practice and modern ethics. Offering medical as well as legal facts, it provides thorough coverage of all of the topics found on medical law courses, and in depth analysis of recent court decisions, encouraging students to think analytically about the subject.
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Mason and McCall Smith's Law and Medical Ethics Summary

Mason and McCall Smith's Law and Medical Ethics by Kenyon Mason

This classic textbook has provided students of medical law and ethics with a framework for exploring this fascinating subject for over 25 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. The authors, both hugely experienced and influential in the field, offer their own opinions on current debates and controversies, and thereby encourage readers to formulate their own views and arguments. As a still-developing discipline, 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. The last edition included a new chapter on the European dimension to health care, and this edition continues to take a comparative approach, with particular importance attached to the shift in influence from transatlantic jurisdictions to those of the EU.This book has continually evolved to reflect changes in the law and shifting ethical opinions - this eighth edition continues to fulfil this remit and is essential reading for any serious medical law student or practitioner, as well as being of interest to all those involved in the delivery and control of modern healthcare.

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About Kenyon Mason

Kenyon Mason is Professor (Emeritus) of Forensic Medicine and Honorary Fellow of the School of Law at the University of Edinburgh. Graeme Laurie is Professor of Medical Jurisprudence and Co-Director of the Arts and Humanities Research Center for Studies in Intellectual Property and Technology Law at the University of Edinburgh.

Table of Contents

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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Mason and McCall Smith's Law and Medical Ethics by Kenyon Mason
Kenyon Mason
Used - Very Good
Oxford University Press
Commended for BMA Medical Book Competition: Basis of Medicine Category 2011
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