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Elements of Medical Law (2nd edition)

  • ID: 543882
  • September 2007
  • Region: United Kingdom
  • 177 Pages
  • Claerhout Publishing Ltd

This unique book is a highly accessible yet comprehensive overview of medical law. It starts with the law relating to pre-birth issues and then moves through the law of consent, confidentiality and clinical negligence to the law of death - including end of life decision-making and the law relating to the ownership of body parts. The author looks critically and in detail at the difficult and controversial cases that have made law and headlines in recent years. He demystifies the subject by identifying the small number of principles which have made the judges decide as they have.


Barristers, solicitors, legal scholars, law students, medical practitioners.

About the Author

Charles Foster practises primarily in medical law from Outer Temple Chambers, London and teaches Medical Law and Ethics at the University of Oxford. He has written, edited and contributed to many legal publications in this field.

Table of Legislation
Table of Cases
Before Birth
Clinical Negligence
The Law of Death
Appendices: Particulars of Claim and a Defence in a clinical negligence case

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