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Legal and ethical aspects of healthcare [electronic resource] / S.A.M. McLean, J.K. Mason.

By: McLean, Sheila.
Contributor(s): Mason, J. K. (John Kenyon).
Material type: TextTextPublisher: London ; San Francisco : Greenwich Medical Media, c2003Description: 1 online resource (xi, 252 p.).ISBN: 0511194099; 9780511194092; 1841101281; 9781841101286; 051119613X (electronic bk.); 9780511196133 (electronic bk.); 0511194838; 9780511194832; 0511195478 (electronic bk.); 9780511195471 (electronic bk.); 9780511545542 (electronic bk.); 0511545541 (electronic bk.).Other title: Legal & ethical aspects of healthcare [Cover title].Subject(s): Medical care -- Great Britain | Medical care -- United States | Patients -- Civil rights -- Great Britain | Patients -- Civil rights -- United States | Patients -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Great Britain | Patients -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States | Delivery of Health Care -- legislation and jurisprudence -- Great Britain | Delivery of Health Care -- legislation and jurisprudence -- United States | Ethics, Clinical -- Great Britain | Ethics, Clinical -- United States | Patient Rights -- legislation & jurisprudence -- Great Britain | Patient Rights -- legislation & jurisprudence -- United States | Electronic books | LAW -- Administrative Law & Regulatory PracticeGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Legal and ethical aspects of healthcare.DDC classification: 344.41041 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Ch. 1. About medicine and the law -- Ch. 2. Resources -- Who decides? -- Ch. 3. The confidential relationship -- Ch. 4. The therapeutic partnership -- Ch. 5. Refusal of consent -- Ch. 6. Medical negligence -- Ch. 7. Using people for research -- Ch. 8. Assisted reproduction -- Ch. 9. Genetics and pregnancy -- Ch. 10. Termination of pregnancy -- Ch. 11. Genetics, insurance and employment -- Ch. 12. Is life worth living? -- Ch. 13. Disposal of the body and body parts -- Ch. 14. Sex, gender and the law -- Ch. 15. Mental health and mental capacity -- Ch. 16. The law and the elderly.
Summary: As each advance in medicine is made, and treatments become more sophisticated, the legal and moral issues surrounding such treatments have also multiplied. This book provides a unique and in-depth coverage of the most important ethical and moral issues facing healthcare professionals, lawyers and the general public alike.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Ch. 1. About medicine and the law -- Ch. 2. Resources -- Who decides? -- Ch. 3. The confidential relationship -- Ch. 4. The therapeutic partnership -- Ch. 5. Refusal of consent -- Ch. 6. Medical negligence -- Ch. 7. Using people for research -- Ch. 8. Assisted reproduction -- Ch. 9. Genetics and pregnancy -- Ch. 10. Termination of pregnancy -- Ch. 11. Genetics, insurance and employment -- Ch. 12. Is life worth living? -- Ch. 13. Disposal of the body and body parts -- Ch. 14. Sex, gender and the law -- Ch. 15. Mental health and mental capacity -- Ch. 16. The law and the elderly.

As each advance in medicine is made, and treatments become more sophisticated, the legal and moral issues surrounding such treatments have also multiplied. This book provides a unique and in-depth coverage of the most important ethical and moral issues facing healthcare professionals, lawyers and the general public alike.

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