Medical Ethics and Law , 3rd Edition

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By Dominic Wilkinson, MBBS BMedSci MBioeth DPhil FRACP FRCPCH, Jonathan Herring and Julian Savulescu, BMedSci, MBBS, MA, PhD
ISBN
9780702075971-vst
Publication Date
05-07-2019
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  • The first part of the book covers the foundations of ethics and law in the context of medicine.
  • The second part covers specific core topics that are essential for health professionals to understand.
  • The third section of the book includes new chapters on cutting edge topics that will be crucial for the doctors and health professionals of tomorrow.

This short textbook of ethics and law is aimed at doctors in training and in practice. Medical ethics and law are now firmly embedded in the curricula of medical schools. The ability to make clinical decisions on the basis of critical reasoning is a skill that is rightly presumed as necessary in today's doctors. Medical decisions involve not only scientific understanding but also ethical values and legal analysis. The belief that it is ethically right to act in one way rather than another should be based on good reasons: it is not enough to follow what doctors have always done, nor what experienced doctors now do.

The third edition has been revised and updated to reflect changes in the core curriculum for students, developments in the law as well as advances in medicine and technology.


Key Features
  • The first part of the book covers the foundations of ethics and law in the context of medicine.
  • The second part covers specific core topics that are essential for health professionals to understand.
  • The third section of the book includes new chapters on cutting edge topics that will be crucial for the doctors and health professionals of tomorrow.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
ISBN 9780702075971-vst
Author Informaiton By Dominic Wilkinson, MBBS BMedSci MBioeth DPhil FRACP FRCPCH, Professor of Medical Ethics, Director of Medical Ethics, Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics; Consultant Neonatologist, John Radcliffe Hospital; Senior Research Fellow, Jesus College, Oxford.; Jonathan Herring, Professor of Law and Vice Dean, Faculty of Law, Oxford University, UK and Julian Savulescu, BMedSci, MBBS, MA, PhD, Uehiro Chair in Practical Ethics and Director, Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK; Visiting Professorial Fellow in Biomedical Ethics, Murdoch Children's Research Institute; Distinguished Visiting International Professorship in Law, University of Melbourne, Australia
Table of Content

Part 1: Foundations

1. Reasoning about ethics.

2. Ethical theories and perspectives.

3. Three core concepts in medical ethics - best interests, autonomy and rights.

4. An introduction to law.

5. Doctors and patients: relationships and responsibilities.

Part 2: Core topics

6. Consent

7. Capacity

8. Mental Health

9. Confidentiality

10. Resource allocation

11. Children and young people

12. Disability and disease

13. Reproductive medicine

14. End of Life

15. Organ transplantation and definitions of death

16. Medical Research and audit

Part 3: Extensions

17. Neuroethics

18. Genethics

19. Information ethics

20. Public health ethics

Publication Date 05-07-2019
Pages 308
Trim 229 x 152 (6 x 9)

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