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Health Care Law - Jonathan Montgomery

Paperback Published: 1st December 2002
ISBN: 9780198765745
Number Of Pages: 564

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The second edition of this well established textbook provides a readable, comprehensive and accessible account of the law governing health care in England and Wales. In contrast to other texts, it examines the full range of health care but not merely its medical context. The narrative is clear and succinct with full references to legal sources to meet the needs of law students and practitioners. However, excessive use of legal jargon is avoided ensuring that the law is also accessible to health care professionals. The text sets out the law on public health, the NHS, the health professions, clinical negligence litigation, patients' rights, and research and health care ethics. Major developments since 1997 have led to substantial revisions throughout the book, which now takes account of such organisations as the National Institute for Clinical Excellence and the Commission for Health Improvement. Professor Montgomery addresses the legal and regulatory responses to a series of 'scandals' (Bristol babies, Alder Hey etc); the development of medical techniques and regulatory bodies; the impact of the Human Rights Act and the Data Protection Act; the Blair administration and NHS reforms.

'a comprehensive account...highly recommended for lawyers and medical professionals...law and ethics go hand in hand throughout the whole book which distinguishes it from most other books in this field' * T.Birmontiene, European Journal of Health Law *

The Scope and Sources of Health Care Law
Health and the Law
Public Health Law
Rights to National Health Service Care
The Structure of the NHS
National Health Service Complaints
Health Care Practice and the Law
Professional Regulation
Malpractice Litigation I: The Law
Malpractice Litigation II: In Practice
Medicines and the Law
The Position of the Patient
Consent to Treatment
Confidentiality and Data Protection
Care for Children
Mental Health
Health Care Law and Ethics
Maternity Care
Selective Treatment of the Newborn
Terminal Care and Euthanasia
Regulating Health Care Ethics
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ISBN: 9780198765745
ISBN-10: 0198765746
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 564
Published: 1st December 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 17.0  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.89
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised