p. 212. Public Health and the State–Patient Relationship
- G. T. Laurie, G. T. LaurieProfessor of Medical Jurisprudence at the University of Edinburgh
- S. H. E. HarmonS. H. E. HarmonHonorary Fellow in the School of Law at the University of Edinburgh
- and E. S. DoveE. S. DoveLecturer in Risk and Regulation at the University of Edinburgh
This chapter orients medical law in the broader context of public and community health, emphasising the human rights components of health promotion, health protection and the management of threats to the community through a variety of legal frames, as well as the role of physicians for good and ill.