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Health Care Law: Text and Materials

Health Care Law: Text and Materials
2nd Edition
Practice Area:  Academic Law, Medical Law
ISBN:  9780421710108
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Publication Date:  20 Dec 2006
Subscription Information:  Non-Subscribable Product
Format:  Paperback
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Text and Materials on Health Care Law

Health Care Law: Text and Materials reflects the legal, professional and technological developments to provide students and practitioners with a firm understanding of health care law and the complex legal, social and ethical issues involved.

  • Utilises the popular text and materials approach to provide an accessible and stimulating collection of cases, statutes, reports and reform proposal
  • Examines in detail the major legal, professional and technological developments in the area including:the ongoing implications of the Human Rights Act 1998; the changing structure of the NHS; changes resulting from the Mental Capacity Act 2005; the Human Tissue Act 2004; details of the draft Mental Health Bill; details of the review of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act; increasing impact of the European Union on domestic health law
  • Discusses key case decisions including Chester v Afshar HL, Gregg v Scott HL, R ( Burke) v GMC CA.a, Evans v Amicus Health Care, CA


  • Rights to health and health care
  • Health care ethics
  • Professional accountability I
  • Professional accountability II
  • Capacity
  • Consent
  • Children
  • Confidentiality and access to records
  • Mental health
  • Clinical research
  • Reproductive choice I: assisted conception
  • Reproductive choice II: abortion
  • Reproductive choice III: management of childbirth and pregnancy
  • End of life
  • Legal regulation of the use of human material


"For lecturers and student in the field of medical law, this book is very highly recomended as an imaginative and reliable resource." Elizabeth Munford - Child and Family Law Quarterly
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