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4. Confidentiality and privacy

4. Confidentiality and privacy  

Charles Foster

in Medical Law: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778322
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10.1093/actrade/9780199660445.003.0004
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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
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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Sep 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
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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Sep 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
5. Consent

5. Consent  

Charles Foster

in Medical Law: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778322
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10.1093/actrade/9780199660445.003.0005
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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
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
Medical Law: A Very Short Introduction

Medical Law: A Very Short Introduction  

Charles Foster

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Feb 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778322
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10.1093/actrade/9780199660445.001.0001
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book
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9780199660445
Medical law is concerned with our bodies, and what happens to them during and after our lives. The core issues of medical law — organ transplantation, abortion, withdrawal of treatment, ... More

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