Product details

Publisher: 
Carswell
Practice area: 
Health & environmental
Jurisdiction: 
General
Publication date: 
2013-12-27
ISBN: 
9780779855476
Carswell

Canadian Medical Law: An introduction for Physicians, Nurses and other Health Care Professionals, 4th Edition

Availability: In Stock

This authoritative work deals with the legal issues relating to patient care and treatment that are the most frequent and pressing concerns 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 and 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

"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.

Carswell

Canadian Medical Law: An introduction for Physicians, Nurses and other Health Care Professionals, 4th Edition

Availability: In Stock

Description

This authoritative work deals with the legal issues relating to patient care and treatment that are the most frequent and pressing concerns 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 and 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

"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.