Despite being written for doctors, this is a usefulreference for all healthcare professionals and students on theeveryday legal issues they may face in their work. (Nursing Management, 21 August 2013)
From the Back Cover
Develop your skills and confidence in approaching everydaymedical ethics and legal issues – from consent to capacity andconfidentiality – with this practical guide from the BMA.
Everyday Medical Ethics and Law is a practical guide tothe common issues and dilemmas faced by doctors. Drawing uponenquiries to the BMA s Ethics Department, it is written underthe direction of the BMA′s Medical Ethics Committee and reviewed byleading medical ethicists and lawyers.
Chapters cover the doctor–patient relationship, consent,capacity, children and young people, confidentiality, management ofhealth records, and prescribing.
Each chapter is designed for effective learning and teachingwith 10 things you need to know about... introducingthe key points of a topic and Setting the scene explaining where the issues occur in real life and why doctors needto understand them. Real cases and summary boxes highlight the keyissues throughout the text and general principles are supplementedby explanations of how they are applied in different scenarios.
Everyday Medical Ethics and Law provides a practicalapproach to common ethical and legal issues and is a helpfulreference for busy, practising doctors and other healthprofessionals
Medical Ethics Today, Third Edition
British Medical Association Ethics Department