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Medicolegal essentials in healthcare

Author: Jason Payne-James; Ian Wall; Peter Dean, Dr.
Publisher: London : Greenwich Medical Media ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
Medicolegal Essentials in Healthcare provides a concise overview of the most clinically relevant medicolegal issues for healthcare groups in England and Wales, and is a valuable resource for medical, dental and nursing students in training as well as being a useful quick reference for practitioners in these fields. Each chapter is written by a leading expert on the subject, and as such provides up-to-date, concise,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Medicolegal essentials in healthcare.
London : Greenwich Medical Media ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004
(DLC) 2004556887
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jason Payne-James; Ian Wall; Peter Dean, Dr.
ISBN: 0511185766 051118493X 9780511184932 9780511187605 0511187602 9781841101705 1841101702 9780511185762 1107156858 9781107156852 1280449438 9781280449437 0511313675 9780511313677 0511186673 9780511186677
OCLC Number: 252517744
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 260 pages)
Contents: "Cover"; "Half-title"; "Title"; "Copyright"; "Contents"; "Contributors"; "Editors� note for the first edition"; "Editors� note for the second edition"; "Foreword"; "Table of statutes"; "Table of cases"; "1 Legal institutions and the legal process"; "SOURCES OF LAW"; "Parliamentary law"; "Delegated legislation"; "STRUCTURE OF THE NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE"; "Control of executive powers"; "Ministerial responsibility"; "Parliamentary review and Select Committees"; "Tribunals"; "Public inquiries"; "The Ombudsman"; "Judicial review"; "Human Rights Act 1998 (see also Chapter 2)"; "JUDICIAL LAW." "Branches of law""The Civil Courts in England and Wales"; "The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council"; "The Criminal Courts in England and Wales"; "Coroner Courts"; "REFERENCES"; "2 Human rights and healthcare professionals"; "HUMAN RIGHTS"; "European Convention on Human Rights"; "Cultural relativism"; "Right to health"; "International humanitarian law"; "HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS"; "Dual responsibilities"; "Psychiatry"; "CONCLUSION"; "ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS"; "REFERENCES"; "3 Medical ethics and the forensic physician"; "THE THERAPEUTIC ROLE"; "THE FORENSIC ROLE"; "Consent." "Confidentiality and privacy""Records"; "FURTHER READING"; "4 Confidentiality"; "DISCLOSURE TO THE PATIENT"; "Responsibilities"; "Rights"; "DISCLOSURE TO THIRD PARTIES"; "DISCLOSURE WITHOUT THE CONSENT OF THE PATIENT"; "Disclosure to relatives and others caring for the patient"; "Disclosure to other healthcare professionals"; "Disclosure as a statutory requirement"; "Disclosure to employers and insurance companies"; "Disclosure to social services and the police"; "Disclosure to the courts"; "Disclosure to the coroner"; "Disclosure for medical teaching, research, audit, and administration." "CONCLUSION""REFERENCES"; "FURTHER READING"; "5 Consent to medical treatment"; "VALID CONSENT"; "CAPACITY"; "Adults"; "Adults lacking capacity"; "Emergency treatment in adults"; "Mental illness and the Mental Health Act 1983"; "Refusal of treatment (adults)"; "Advance directives, anticipatory declarations, living wills"; "Withdrawal of medical treatment"; "Consent to medical treatment in minors"; "16 to 17 years of age"; "The under 16s"; "Refusal of treatment (minors)"; "Children and young persons lacking capacity"; "Parental responsibility"; "Emergency treatment of children." "KNOWLEDGE AND THE SUFFICIENCY OF INFORMATION""FORM OF CONSENT"; "REFERENCES AND NOTES"; "6 Professional bodies and discipline"; "INTRODUCTION"; "GMC"; "Structure and functions of the GMC"; "Registration"; "Fitness-to-practice procedures"; "Conduct procedures"; "Performance procedures"; "Health procedures"; "Interim Orders Committee"; "Other relevant bodies"; "Appraisal and revalidation"; "NMC (FORMERLY UKCC)"; "Professional conduct"; "Misconduct"; "Fitness to practise"; "Interim suspension"; "CLINICAL GOVERNANCE"; "REFERENCES"; "7 Complaints in the National Health Service"; "INTRODUCTION."
Responsibility: edited by Jason Payne-James, Ian Wall, Peter Dean ; [foreword by Dame Elizabeth Butler-Sloss].
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