Medical Ethics and Law - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780443103377

Medical Ethics and Law

2nd Edition

The Core Curriculum

Authors: Dominic Wilkinson Julian Savulescu Tony Hope Judith Hendrick
Paperback ISBN: 9780443103377
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 12th February 2008
Page Count: 294

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This is a short textbook of ethics and law aimed primarily at medical students. The book is in two sections. The first considers general aspects of ethics (in the context of medicine); the second section covers the topics identified in the ‘consensus agreement’. The content of medical law is not intended to be comprehensive and relates very much to the ethical issues.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Ethical and legal background: Reasoning about ethics. Ethics and legal background. Three core concepts in medical ethics - best interests, autonomy and rights. An introduction to law. Doctors, patients and professions.

Part 2. Specific topics. Consent. Confidentiality. Genetics. Reproductive medicine. Children. Mental disorder. End of life. Resource allocation. Research. Disease, disability and human enhancement.

Useful web resources in medical ethics and law.


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About the Author

Dominic Wilkinson

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Medical Ethics, Director of Medical Ethics, Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics; Consultant Neonatologist, John Radcliffe Hospital; Senior Research Fellow, Jesus College, Oxford.

Julian Savulescu

Affiliations and Expertise

Uehiro Chair in Practical Ethics and Director, Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK; Visiting Professorial Fellow in Biomedical Ethics, Murdoch Children's Research Institute; Distinguished Visiting International Professorship in Law, University of Melbourne, Australia

Tony Hope

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Medical Ethics and Fellow of St Cross College, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

Judith Hendrick

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Social Sciences and Law, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK