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2017-12-22
Carswell

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Legal Liability of Doctors and Hospitals in Canada, 5th Edition
By: Gerald B. Robertson, LL.B., LL.M., Justice Ellen I. Picard, O.C., B.Ed. LLB., LL.M., LL.D. (Hon.)
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In the 10 years since the last edition of this leading work, the Supreme Court of Canada has made significant decisions in the areas of medically assisted death; withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment; causation; and the right of children to refuse treatment.

Significant developments have also impacted the capacity to consent; the concept of implied consent; informed consent and disclosure of adverse events; invasion of privacy and health care records; the standard of care applied to residents; conscientious objection and the duty to refer; and the necessity and requirements of expert evidence in malpractice cases. Meanwhile the field grapples with issues such as rising costs and the obstacles to obtaining compensation.

For years, practitioners have relied on Legal Liability of Doctors and Hospitals in Canada to develop an in-depth understanding of the law pertaining to the civil liabilities of physicians, hospitals, and health care professionals. In the new edition, the authors illuminate the developments confronting many of the medical community’s long-held beliefs and practices – and how they affect your clients.

Their expert, probing commentary reveals the challenges and opportunities in this rapidly evolving area. Enrich and solidify your research with a detailed examination of the law, including citations of all important case law and legislation relevant to every topic addressed in the book.

New in this edition

The long-awaited Fifth edition of this Canadian classic addresses such important issues as physician-assisted death for terminally ill patients – with a heavily revised and updated chapter on the topic, including an exploration in light of Quebec’s recent legislation and the controversy surrounding Bill C-14.

About the Author

Gerald B. Robertson, Q.C., LL.B., LL.M., is a Professor Emeritus of Law at the University of Alberta (retired in 2016). During his 38-year career as a law professor he specialized in health law (including mental health law), and taught tort law and conflict of laws. He served as the inaugural Katz Group Chair in Health Law at the U of A from 2011 to 2016. Professor Robertson is a member of the Alberta Bar, and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2000. He has published extensively in legal and medical journals in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom, and has contributed numerous book chapters and law reform reports. He’s also the author of Mental Disability and the Law in Canada, Second Edition (Thomson Reuters), the third of edition of which is under preparation.

Justice Ellen I. Picard, O.C., B.Ed., LL.B., LL.M., LL.D., of the Alberta Court of Appeal, received her LL.B. from the Faculty of Law, University of Alberta, in 1967. She joined the Faculty in 1972 and served as its Associate Dean from 1974 to 1975 and from 1980 to 1981. In 1977, Justice Picard established the internationally respected Health Law Institute at the Faculty. She was appointed to the Court of Queen’s Bench in 1986 and to the Court of Appeal in 1995. The University of Alberta granted her Honorary Professorships in both Law and Medicine, and in 1992 she received an Honorary LL.D. from the university. Among her many notable undertakings, Justice Picard was Vice-President of the Law Reform Commission of Canada. In 2016 she was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada, which is one of Canada’s highest civilian honours and recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to Canada, and service to the nation. In 2016, she retired from the Bench.

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