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5.0 out of 5 stars Crystalline legal mind meets blood and emotion, 27 April 2013
This review is from: Medical Law: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) (Paperback)
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As stated, a very brief introduction, said to be at the level of a "thinking man's Wikipedia".
250 smallish pages, written by an academic lawyer and I'm not sure who the audience are. Not practicing lawyers or doctors; more for the interested layman perhaps.

It is very interesting, though and quite an exhilarating ride. A well-ordered, rather crystalline, top-rank legal mind happens to belong to a warm human being. It encounters the deepest of human questions in a practical setting and tries to make logical and human decisions meet.

Constantly the book provokes "What would you want to happen?" questions and shows the law trying to find solutions to real-world cases that involve common sense, human emotion, affordability, changing morals and a need for rules make everything work.

Chapters include: "consent"-Is consent to intercourse given if one partner knows that they are HIV positive (probably no) or if it is not yet known (probably yes); "before birth"-does a foetus have rights? (yes if it survives, otherwise no); "end of life"-is switching off a ventilator in accordance with a patient's wishes a deed of commission and therefore manslaughter or a deed of omission refusing to treat without consent and therefore legal? (not sure).

Highly recommended.
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