Legal Liability of Doctors and Hospitals in Canada, 5th Edition
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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.
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 affected the capacity to consent, the concept of implied consent, informed consent, and disclosure of adverse events. Developments have also been in invasion of privacy and health care records, the standard of care applied to residents, conscientious objection, 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, and in the new edition, the authors illuminate the developments confronting many of the medical communitys long-held beliefs and practices and how they affect your clients.
The expert, probing commentary reveals the challenges and opportunities in this rapidly evolving area.
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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 an updated chapter on the topic, including an exploration considering Quebecs recent legislation and the controversy surrounding Bill C-14.
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