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Medicine, Patients and the Law

By Margaret Brazier

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Binding Type : Paper Back And Soft Cover
Language : English
Publisher : Penguin Books
ISBN10 : 0140250026
ISBN13 : 9780140250022

Embryo research, assisted conception, organ transplants, drug trials - modern developments have transformed the field of medicine almost beyond recognition in recent decades and the law struggles to keep up. In this highly acclaimed and very accessible book, Margaret Brazier provides an incisive survey of the legal situation in areas as diverse as fertility treatment, patient consent, euthanasia and the definition of death, malpractice and breach of confidence. Medicine, Patients and the Law is the essential guide to help practitioners, students of law and medicine, and the layperson find their way around this complex subject, and the extensive legislation and case-law pertaining to it. Extensively revised and updated, this third edition takes account of legal, social and technological changes, and covers the impact of recent controversies such as the Bristol and Alder Hey inquiries.


Embryo research, assisted conception, organ transplants, drug trials - modern developments have transformed the field of medicine almost beyond recognition in recent decades and the law struggles to keep up. In this highly acclaimed and very accessible book, Margaret Brazier provides an incisive survey of the legal situation in areas as diverse as fertility treatment, patient consent, euthanasia and the definition of death, malpractice and breach of confidence. Medicine, Patients and the Law is the essential guide to help practitioners, students of law and medicine, and the layperson find their way around this complex subject, and the extensive legislation and case-law pertaining to it. Extensively revised and updated, this third edition takes account of legal, social and technological changes, and covers the impact of recent controversies such as the Bristol and Alder Hey inquiries.