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Medical Law and Ethics

Medical Law and Ethics [Print Replica] [Kindle Edition]

Jonathan Herring
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Medical law is one of the fastest moving areas of law; barely a week can go by without a change to the legal provisions, or a new key case passing through the courts. Medical Law and Ethics is the most regularly updated textbook on medical law, so you can be confident that it takes into account the most recent developments in the law.

With exceptional clarity Medical Law and Ethics covers not only the core legal principles, the key cases, and statutes that all govern medical law, but also portrays the key ethic debates and dilemmas that exist in the field to ensure that the law is firmly embedded within its context.

Carefully constructed features highlight the key debates where relevant to provide an overview of the different perspectives; from feminists, the European perspective, and different religious views. 'A shock to the system', 'public opinion' and 'reality check' features all introduce different sociological aspects, contributing to the lively and engaging manner with which the subject is approached.

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Accompanied by an Online Resource Centre, which includes additional links to key cases, web links, and updates along with an introductory video podcast from the author to set the scene for your study.

About the Author

Jonathan Herring is a Professor of Law at Exeter College, University of Oxford. He is author of several leading textbooks in the fields of medical, criminal, and family law.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 12545 KB
  • Print Length: 696 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford; 4 edition (5 April 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AFY05PQ
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #233,153 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant and Informative 29 April 2013
Provides a very detailed insight into the ethical and legal issues in the medical context. All the arguments laid out are efficiently supported by relevant commentary, which makes it a perfect textbook as part of a Law or Medical degree. I have read Herring's other textbooks on Criminal Law and Family Law, and although these other two are very helpful, I have found this one by far the most interesting and insightful.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great 26 Nov 2013
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I'm in my final year of law and tend to choose books to buy that give a really good understanding that are easy to read - I'm happy to report this book does just that.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good textbook on Medical Law 25 Jan 2014
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I found this book easy to read with nicely laid out topics and boxes... it made learning medical law and ethics much easier than some other law textbooks I have read.
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2 of 9 people found the following review helpful
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This is a good textbook on medical law. It gives a comprehensive coverage of all the relevant issues.

The only reason that stopped me from awarding 5 stars is the style he uses throughout the text to advance an extreme feminist cause.

The numerous "she or he" are distracting to say the least. This is a solemn legal textbook on a non-feminist subject, which I believe is not the approriate forum to advance feminist cause, however legitimate it may be. Of course the time may come in the future when "she or he" is the norm, then the author cannot be faulted for using it. But the time has not come yet, and Oxford University Press should have introduced some editorial consistency in their textbooks: if "she or he" is not used in a textbook on property law, why should it appear in a textbook on medical law?
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