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Cover Mason and McCall Smith's Law and Medical Ethics

Anne-Maree Farrell and Edward S. Dove

This classic textbook, now in its 40th year, focuses on medical law and its relationship with medical ethics and practice. It provides thorough coverage of key topics found on medical law courses, and in-depth analysis of recent court decisions and legislation, encouraging students to think critically about this area of study. The textbook covers the whole field of modern ethical medical practice, making the book suitable for use on all undergraduate and postgraduate medical law courses. It presents a diversity of views in ethical debates, provides analysis of significant new cases and key legislative developments, and encourages students to explore and form their own opinions on contested issues in medical law. It adopts a UK-wide approach to the examination of medical law, taking account of the impact of devolution and Brexit, as well as the influence of international policy and legal developments in shaping medical law in the UK. Among other updates to this edition include brand new ethics chapters that introduce students to concepts, theories, and tools that frame interpretation and analysis of medical law, as well as new or revised chapters in the governance of the UK health system, public health, the regulation of health and social care professionals, and mental health.