Medical Ethics and Law - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780702075964

Medical Ethics and Law

3rd Edition

A curriculum for the 21st Century

Authors: Dominic Wilkinson Jonathan Herring Julian Savulescu
Paperback ISBN: 9780702075964
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 21st February 2003
Page Count: 310
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Description

This short textbook of ethics and law is aimed at doctors in training and in practice. Medical ethics and law are now firmly embedded in the curricula of medical schools. The ability to make clinical decisions on the basis of critical reasoning is a skill that is rightly presumed as necessary in today's doctors. Medical decisions involve not only scientific understanding but also ethical values and legal analysis. The belief that it is ethically right to act in one way rather than another should be based on good reasons: it is not enough to follow what doctors have always done, nor what experienced doctors now do.

The third edition has been revised and updated to reflect changes in the core curriculum for students, developments in the law as well as advances in medicine and technology. It includes a new ‘extensions’ section, providing an outline of important developing areas in medical ethics.

Key Features

  • The first part of the book covers general topics in ethics and law in the context of medicine.
  • The second part covers specific core topics that are essential for health professionals to understand.
  • The third section of the book includes new chapters on cutting edge topics that will be crucial for the doctors and health professionals of tomorrow: Neuroethics, Genethics, Information ethics and Public Health ethics.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Foundations

1. Reasoning about ethics.

2. Ethical theories and perspectives.

3. Three core concepts in medical ethics - best interests, autonomy and rights.

4. An introduction to medical law.

5. Responsibility, professionalism and the doctor-patient relationship/

Part 2: Core topics

6. Consent

7. Capacity and Incapacity

8. Mental Health

9. Confidentiality

10. Resource Allocation

11. Children and young people

12. Disability and disease

13. Reproductive medicine

14. End of Life

15. Organ Transplantation

16. Medical Research and audit

Part 3: Extensions

17. Neuroethics

18. Genethics

19. Information ethics

20. Public Health ethics

Details

No. of pages:
310
Copyright:
© Elsevier 2020
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier
Paperback ISBN:
9780702075964

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.

Jonathan Herring

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Law and Vice Dean, Faculty of Law, Oxford University, UK

Julian Savulescu

Affiliations and Expertise

Uehiro Chair in Practical Ethics, Director, Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics University of Oxford, Oxford, UK Chair in Practical Ethics at the University of Oxford