Key Features

 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

Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface

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

Appendices:

Table of cases

Table of statutes

Guardianship and administration

Glossary

Index

Details

No. of pages:
304
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2010
Published:
Imprint:
Mosby Australia
Print ISBN:
9780729539142
Electronic ISBN:
9780729582636

About the authors

Kim Forrester

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.

Debra Griffiths