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Legal issues for the medical practitioner

Author: David Sau-yan Wong
Publisher: Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a handy resource of common medico-legal topics in everyday medical practice. It is suitable for medical students and practitioners, risk management personnel, health care administrators, nurses, paramedics and lawyers in the field. Besides providing a quick reference to the necessary legal knowledge for safe practice, the book serves as a basis for further in-depth research.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wong, David Sau-yan.
Legal issues for the medical practitioner.
Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, ©2010
(OCoLC)706376434
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Sau-yan Wong
ISBN: 9789888053681 988805368X 9789888028986 9888028987
OCLC Number: 770299438
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 285 pages)
Contents: About the author; Disclaimer; Preface; List of Statutes; List of Cases; Introduction; A --
The Hong Kong Legal System; 1. The Hong Kong legal system --
an overview; B --
Legal Issues; I --
Medical Practice; 2. What is fiduciary relationship?; 3. The professional duty of care; 4. What standard of care do doctors owe patients?; 5. Establishing a 'doctor-patient relationship' --
the significance; 6. Delegation of duties; 7. Registration --
the meaning; 8. What to include on your name card; 9. Notes in the charts as evidence of fact; 10. Your signature; 11. Alteration of medical records.
Responsibility: David Sau-yan Wong.

Abstract:

This is a handy resource of common medico-legal topics in everyday medical practice. It is suitable for medical students and practitioners, risk management personnel, health care administrators, nurses, paramedics and lawyers in the field. Besides providing a quick reference to the necessary legal knowledge for safe practice, the book serves as a basis for further in-depth research.

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