Churchill's Medicolegal Pocketbook

This is a further volume in the successful Churchill POCKETBOOK series. It aims to give highly practical advice to the clinician on those occasions where there is a potential medicolegal issue. As with all volumes in the series the information is presented in a highly accessible style and it will be invaluable in Accident and Emergency Departments and General Practitioner surgeries. By using the correct procedures future potential legal risk can be minimized.

Junior Doctors especially in Accident and Emergency
General Practitioners
Candidates for the Diploma in Medical Jurisprudence

Paperback, 264 Pages

Published: January 2003

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-443-07133-1


  • Introduction. Consent. Confidentiality and release of information. The United Kingdom legal system. The Coroner and Procurator Fiscal. Appearing in court. Dealing with the police. Forensic samples. Writing a police statement. Writing a medical report. The Mental Health Act. The Road Traffic Act. Dealing with violent patients. Dealing with drug abusers. Non-accidental injury and child abuse. Complaints handling. Disciplinary procedures. The General Medical Council. Medical negligence. Risk management.


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