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.
• directed at current medical education
• includes learning objectives and key questions for each chapter
• applies knowledge to a clinical context and focuses on the application of clinical cases and legislation to practical situations
• assumes no prior legal knowledge
• identifies medico-legal issues for further discussion
Acknowledgments and Reviewers
Chapter 1 Introduction to law
Chapter 2 Safety and quality in health
Chapter 3 Documentation
Chapter 4 Privacy and confidentiality of patient information
Chapter 5 Negligence
Chapter 6 Consent
Chapter 7 End of life decisions
Chapter 8 Fertility and reproductive technology
Chapter 9 Drugs and poisons
Chapter 10 Mental health
Chapter 11 Professional regulation and discipline
Chapter 12 Research
Answers to review scenarios and activities
Table of cases
Table of statutes
Guardianship and administration
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- © Mosby Australia 2010
- 20th November 2010
- Mosby Australia
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Kim Forrester is a registered nurse and barrister-at-law practising in the area of health law. Kim is the author of several publications in health law. Kim is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine at Bond University.
Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, Bond University, Queensland
Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences, Monash University, Victoria