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978-0-7798-5547-6
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970 pages
1 volume bound
hardcover
2013-12-27
Carswell

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Canadian Medical Law: An introduction for Physicians, Nurses and other Health Care Professionals, 4th Edition
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"As a practising physician, I found this book to be extremely accessible, useful and enlightening. It is copiously enhanced with illustrative cases, a didactic method familiar to physicians. I highly recommend this book to any Canadian physician with an interest in medico-legal issues." Larry Fishman, MD, FRCSC Winnipeg, MB

 

This authoritative work deals with the legal issues relating to patient care and treatment that are of most frequent and pressing concern to health care professionals and the lawyers who advise them. It covers all important issues in medical jurisprudence, including: • Legal Procedure – Medical Malpractice • Consent to Treatment • Consent of Minors • Doctrine of Informed Consent • Medical Negligence • Nursing Liability • Compensation for Medical Injuries • Physicians' Duties • Public & Mental Health Law • Reproductive Choice • Organ and Tissue Donation • Use of Advance Directives, Euthanasia, Assisted Suicide including physician-assisted suicide, Termination of Life-Prolonging Treatment for Competent and Incompetent People Foregoing of Life-Prolonging Treatment • Defining Death. Written for the lawyer and non-lawyer, this work includes:

  • A summary at the beginning of each chapter
  • Case summaries with emphasis on medical facts
  • Full explanations of legal concepts
  • A detailed Table of Cases
  • A detailed analytical Index
About the Author
Professor John C. lrvine teaches law at the Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba, and has a wealth of experience in unraveling the interaction of medical and legal issues.
Professor Philip H. Osborne was a professor of law in the Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba prior to his retirement in 2012. He taught the law of torts and the law of contract for four decades. He is currently a Senior Scholar with the Faculty. His text The Law of Torts is in its 4th edition.
Mary Shariff is a professor of law in the Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba. She teaches bioethics and law, the law of contract and natural resources law.

Her principal area of research is bioethics and law, and includes research related to aging, assisted death, palliative care, global bioethics, animals and technology.

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