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Medical Law : A Very Short Introduction

di Foster  • 2013  • dettagli prodotto

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Medical law is concerned with our bodies, and what happens to them during and after our lives. When things go wrong with our bodies, we want to know what our rights are, and what governs the conduct of the clinicians into whose hands we put our lives and limbs. Dealing with matters of life and death, it can therefore have a fundamental impact on medical practice. Headlines in the media often involve the core issues of medical law - organ transplantation, abortion, withdrawal of treatment, euthanasia, confidentiality, research on humans - these are topics that affect us all. Headlines can misrepresent, however. In order to fully understand the issues and their relevance, we have to delve into the cases and into the principles behind them. In this highly readable Very Short Introduction, Charles Foster explores different examples to illustrate the key problems and principles of medical law. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.Readership: An ideal introduction to law students on medical law courses, as well as healthcare professionals and general readers interested in knowing more about the relevance and impact of medical law.


ISBN: 9780199660445

Titolo: Medical Law : A Very Short Introduction


Editore: Oxford University Press

Volume: Unico

Edizione: 2013

Collana: Very Short Introductions

Lingua: Inglese