Medical Law: Text, Cases, and Materials offers exactly what the title says - all of the explanation, commentary, and extracts from cases and key materials that students need to gain a thorough understanding of this complex topic. Key case extracts provide the legal context, facts, and background; extracts from materials, including from the most ground-breaking writers of today, provide differing ethical perspectives and outline current debates; and the author's insightful commentary ensures that readers understand the facts of the cases and can navigate the ethical landscape to form their own understanding of medical law. Chapters cover all of the topics commonly found on medical law courses, including a separate chapter on mental health law. This new edition, thoroughly updated, includes: - a new chapter on genetics, including coverage of confidentiality, pharmacogenetics and PGD, as well as direct-to-consumer genetic testing and gene therapy - more on the ownership of bodies and body parts, and more on issues of medicalisation and access to trial data - an expanded 'End of Life' chapter - reference to key pieces of Scottish and Irish legislation. Online Resource Centre Online updates to the law are regularly provided to ensure that the book stays current after publication. New to this edition is an online, searchable glossary of medical and legal terms.
Number of Pages: 1008 Format(s): Paperback - ISBN: 9780199551927 Publication Date:10/09/2009 Listed in:Medical & healthcare law Publisher:OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS ACADEM