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3. Before birth

3. Before birth  

Charles Foster

in Medical Law: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2013
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9780191778322
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10.1093/actrade/9780199660445.003.0003
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‘Before birth’ first considers the rights and obligations to reproduce. The law defends the right to reproduce and there are few limitations on that right. The right not to be a parent ... More
6. Clinical negligence

6. Clinical negligence  

Charles Foster

in Medical Law: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2013
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9780191778322
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10.1093/actrade/9780199660445.003.0006
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‘Clinical negligence’ discusses no-fault schemes and the elements of clinical negligence claims in tort. A claimant must prove that the defendant owed him a duty of care, there has been a ... More
4. Confidentiality and privacy

4. Confidentiality and privacy  

Charles Foster

in Medical Law: A Very Short Introduction

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Should doctors disclose any of their patients' confidences? When is disclosure justified? Is disclosure ever mandatory? Should there be an absolute rule of non- disclosure? If not, why not? ... More
5. Consent

5. Consent  

Charles Foster

in Medical Law: A Very Short Introduction

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‘Consent’ outlines the generally recognized principles of the law of consent. It considers what is a competent adult and shows that once can demand omissions (refuse treatment), but not ... More
9. The end of life

9. The end of life  

Charles Foster

in Medical Law: A Very Short Introduction

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10.1093/actrade/9780199660445.003.0009
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‘The end of life’ begins with the definition of death. In the UK and many other jurisdictions, the definition of death is based on brain-stem death. The protocols to be followed in reaching ... More
2. The enforcement of medical law

2. The enforcement of medical law  

Charles Foster

in Medical Law: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2013
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9780191778322
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10.1093/actrade/9780199660445.003.0002
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‘The enforcement of medical law’ maps the journeys of health-care professionals when they are accused of doing something wrong. Criminal proceedings may be brought against doctors when they ... More
11. The future of medical law

11. The future of medical law  

Charles Foster

in Medical Law: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2013
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9780191778322
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10.1093/actrade/9780199660445.003.0011
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‘The future of medical law’ shows that the field of medical law, although young, must evolve quickly to meet the increasing demands of medicine, which is becoming more technical, evidence ... More
10. Organ donation and the ownership of body parts

10. Organ donation and the ownership of body parts  

Charles Foster

in Medical Law: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2013
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9780191778322
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10.1093/actrade/9780199660445.003.0010
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‘Organ donation and the ownership of body parts’ shows that in many countries, body parts and the products of bodies are regarded as property if that gives the ‘right answer’. The trading ... More
1. Origins and legacies

1. Origins and legacies  

Charles Foster

in Medical Law: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2013
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9780191778322
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10.1093/actrade/9780199660445.003.0001
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‘Origins and legacies’ outlines the background of medical law. Until World War II the Hippocratic Oath had been the law regulating the medical profession for two and a half millennia. The ... More
7. Research on human subjects

7. Research on human subjects  

Charles Foster

in Medical Law: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2013
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9780191778322
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10.1093/actrade/9780199660445.003.0007
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‘Research on human subjects’ considers the Nuremberg Code (1947), which gave way to the World Medical Association's Declaration of Helsinki (1964). The Declaration (last revised in 2008) ... More
8. Resource allocation

8. Resource allocation  

Charles Foster

in Medical Law: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2013
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9780191778322
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10.1093/actrade/9780199660445.003.0008
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There is an infinite amount of suffering in the world and there is a distinctly finite amount of resources to deal with it. How do we decide who gets what? ‘Resource allocation’ considers ... More

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