Medical Negligence 6th ed
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Medical Negligence provides a comprehensive and authoritative analysis of the potential legal liabilities of healthcare professionals and hospitals arising out of the provision of healthcare. The principal focus is on the law of negligence as it applies in the medical context, but the book also includes extensive coverage of consent to medical treatment, defective products, confidentiality, the liability of hospitals, defences and limitation, the principles applied to the assessment damages, and procedural issues.
This essential title is recognised as an authority in the area of medical negligence and provides insight into developing areas of the law:
- Analyses current case law and interprets applicable legislation
- Provides clear, concise analysis applicable to generalist and specialist practitioners
- Provides authoritative guidance
New in this edition:
- Fully up-to-date, including discussion of relevant statutory provisions and Commonwealth case law
- Detailed discussion of developing caselaw on the Mental Capacity Act 2005
- Chapter on informed consent rewritten to take account of the Supreme Court decision in Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board
- Discussion of the emerging tort of misuse of private information
- Full reference to relevant professional guidance issued by the General Medical Council (Good Medical Practice, 2013 and Confidentiality: good practice in handling patient information, 2017)
- Revised system of headings/sub-headings to provide easier navigation of the text
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