Each Concentrate revision guide is packed with essential information, key cases, revision tips, exam Q&As, and more. Concentrates show you what to expect in a law exam, what examiners are looking for, and how to achieve extra marks. Medical Law Concentrate provides a study and revision guide aiming to cover the essential aspects of this rapidly changing field of law. Topics covered include: the contemporary healthcare environment; medical negligence; consent; confidentiality; and access to medical records. The volume also looks at abortion and prenatal harm, assisted reproduction, clinical research, and organ transplantation. Finally, it covers mental health law and the end-of-life decisions. The work is underpinned by reference to statutory provisions and the common law. Where appropriate, pertinent bioethical and moral principles that often underpin the law in this area are discussed, as well as the influence of quasi-law. Reference is made to key points of comparison with other jurisdictions, as well as some socio-legal considerations.
Keywords:medical law, healthcare environment, medical negligence, consent, confidentiality, medical records, abortion, assisted reproduction, organ transplantation, mental health
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- 1. The contemporary health-care environment
- 2. Medical negligence
- 3. Consent
- 4. Confidentiality and access to medical records
- 5. Abortion and prenatal harm
- 6. Assisted reproduction
- 7. Organ transplantation
- 8. Mental health
- 9. The end of life