Medical Law and Ethics provides coverage of the major topics of medical law and ethics, combining detailed legal exposition and analysis with moral theory and philosophy. It considers the wider contextual pressures facing the law, such as the impact of patient consumerism and the changing perceptions of medicine.
New for the Sixth Edition
- Data Protection Act 2018; Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Act 2019; Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019
- 73 additional cases, including the end of life cases brought by Noel Conway and Phil Newby and on behalf of Ashya King, Charlie Gard and Alfie Evans
Medical Law and Ethics is an ideal textbook for undergraduate law students, those studying at postgraduate level and researchers. The text will also provide a useful supplementary reader to students studying Philosophy, Ethics and Medicine.
Winner of the 2010 Minty Medico-Legal Prize for best medico-legal book:
“Scholarly, comprehensive and well referenced, Shaun Pattinson’s style ensures that the book is eminently readable throughout. lt will be of value not only to readers with a specific interest in medical law, but also to those concerned about the legal and moral aspects of modern medical treatments.”