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Legal Aspects of Medical Practice Bernard Knight

Legal Aspects of Medical Practice By Bernard Knight

Legal Aspects of Medical Practice by Bernard Knight


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Offers an account of the relationship of medicine to Law. This title assists doctors in all specialties in understanding the principles of the legal systems it affects the medical profession. Together with an outline of clinical forensic medicine and forensic pathology, it enables doctors to cope with medico-legal complications.

Legal Aspects of Medical Practice Summary

Legal Aspects of Medical Practice by Bernard Knight

The latest edition of a well-established and trusted account of the relationship of medicine to Law. "Legal Aspects of Medical Practice" assists doctors in all specialties and at all levels of seniority in understanding the principles of the legal systems it affects the medical profession. Together with an outline of clinical forensic medicine and forensic pathology, it enables doctors of all disciplines to recognise and cope with medico-legal complications.

Table of Contents

The Ethics of Medical Practice. The General Medical Council. Consent. Transplantation of Organs and Tissues. Medical Negligence. Compensation: Industrial Injuries and Disease. The Legal Systems and Courts of Law (England and Wales). The Coroner System. Medical Reports and Certificates. The Doctor and the Dead Body. The Doctor at the Secene of Death. Identification. Sudden Natural Death. Injury and Death from Natural Agents. Wounding. Examination of Motor Vehicle Injuries. Asphyxia. Immersion and Drowning. Sexual Offences. Pregnancy and Abortion. Divorce and Nullity. Sterilisation, Artificial Insemination and in Vitro Fertilisation. Infant Deaths. Sudden Death Syndrome (SIDS). Child Abuse Syndrome. Neglect, Chronic Alcoholism and Drunkeness. The Drinking Driver. General Aspects of Poisoning. Drugs and the Doctor. Legals Aspects of Mental Disorders. Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Index

Additional information

GOR009402040
9780443045684
0443045682
Legal Aspects of Medical Practice by Bernard Knight
Used - Like New
Paperback
Elsevier Health Sciences
1992-08-10
386
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