Essentials of Law for Medical PractitionersBy
- Kim Forrester, RN, BA, LLB (Advanced), PhD, Barrister at Law, Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Science and Medicine, Bond University, Queensland
- Debra Griffiths, RN, BA, LLB, LLM, PhD, Legal Practitioner, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences, Monash University, Victoria
The definitive medico-legal reference for medical students and practitioners in Australia
Essentials of Law for Medical Practitioners is a timely and authoritative reference focused on the requirements of medical students and practitioners.
This easy-to-read medico-legal text assumes no prior legal practice knowledge or experience, making it ideal for those new to the medical industry.
The content addresses matters relating to all Australian jurisdictions. It also provides a brief overview of the law in several practice areas, allowing practitioners to locate key information quickly.Topical issues discussed in Essentials of Law for Medical Practitioners include privacy and confidentiality of patient information, medical negligence, fertility and reproductive technology, the laws regarding mental health issues and professional regulation and discipline.
Paperback, 304 Pages
Published: December 2010
Acknowledgments and ReviewersChapter 1 Introduction to law
Chapter 2 Safety and quality in healthChapter 3 Documentation
Chapter 4 Privacy and confidentiality of patient informationChapter 5 Negligence
Chapter 6 ConsentChapter 7 End of life decisions
Chapter 8 Fertility and reproductive technologyChapter 9 Drugs and poisons
Chapter 10 Mental healthChapter 11 Professional regulation and discipline
Chapter 12 ResearchAnswers to review scenarios and activities Appendices:
Table of casesTable of statutes
Guardianship and administrationGlossary