The second edition of Hopes Medical Ethics and Law is an update to this successful and authoritative book which has become a firm favourite for many students over the years. With the exception of some important definitions the subject of medical ethics and law is not one easily learnt by wrote from a textbook. In fact discussion is key to learning the subject so Hope aids this by proving a magnitude of case studies and examples which really help to put theses complex principles into perspective. All the important essential issues students and junior doctors require to be familiar with are covered with the addition of information on the latest topics of end of life care, application of genetics, rationing of healthcare and research ethics. A particular helpful chapter introduces the aspects of law relating to medicine in a simple, plain English way for humble medical student. All in all it covers all the material the GMC would have us know plus more, in a simple and accessible way with plenty of detail and examples along the way.