Essentials of Medical Law and Ethics
With increasing sophistication in medical procedures and technology, issues of patient negligence, diagnosis and treatment of terminal and life threatening diseases, medical insurance, post-treatment facilities, etc., often arise as subjects of dispute. Both lawyers and healthcare professionals are increasingly becoming concerned with the impact of legal authority on the medical profession and the resolution of difficult and novel ethical dilemmas. In view of the Human Rights Act of 1998, there is also a need for grasping the relevant laws as a facet of effective risk management. Exploring these moral, ethical and legal issues, this book makes a comprehensive analysis of the legal provisions currently within place with respect to medicine, patent and copyright laws, the numerous issues, and what more needs to be done. Assessing case studies too, It provides a better understanding of medical laws and ethics. Targeted at both lawyers and doctors, it is hoped that this comprehensive book would prove to be highly infomative for all.
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