Law for Doctors by Wai?Ching Leung(auth.)

By Wai?Ching Leung(auth.)

This can be a consultant for all medical professionals - GPs and medical institution medical professionals alike, at the legislation and the way it impacts them. it's a useful consultant, and it ways its topic with using real looking situations all through. those proper case histories are used as a foundation for dialogue and clarification of the criminal implications of a medical professionals activities. instructions for most sensible perform are given.

this isn't a theoretical e-book. Its target is to provide the reader an realizing of how within which they are legally challenged as healthiness pros, and the way to reduce this probability. in contrast to many legislation books, "Law for medical professionals" assumes very little wisdom of legislations and felony terms.Content:
Chapter 1 Consent to scientific remedy (pages 3–17):
Chapter 2 therapy of Mentally unwell sufferers (pages 18–35):
Chapter three Confidentiality (pages 36–47):
Chapter four entry to private clinical details (pages 48–57):
Chapter five Abortion (pages 58–66):
Chapter 6 criminal concerns in relation to Symptom aid for Terminally ailing sufferers (pages 67–74):
Chapter 7 creation to assorted felony Settings within which well-being execs' activities should be Challenged (pages 77–80):
Chapter eight The NHS court cases strategy and the NHS Ombudsman (pages 81–88):
Chapter nine expert Negligence (pages 89–100):
Chapter 10 Vicarious Liabilities (pages 101–105):
Chapter eleven Product legal responsibility (pages 106–110):
Chapter 12 the pro our bodies (pages 111–122):
Chapter thirteen courting among Employers and staff (pages 123–142):
Chapter 14 well-being and issues of safety (pages 143–146):
Chapter 15 dying Certifications, Coroners and Inquests (pages 149–161):
Chapter sixteen study and guides (pages 162–173):
Chapter 17 Writing Medico?Legal stories and Giving facts in courtroom (pages 174–181):

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As there was a chance, albeit minimal, that the patients on whom he had operated could be infected, lookback exercises were planned t o screen all patients operated on by the gynaecologist within the last 3 years. However, this proved difficult as he had worked in over 25 different hospitals in the past 3 years. The media came t o know about this issue and demanded that hospital managers release information about the doctor. They argued that this was necessary t o preserve press freedom and t o allow a public debate on the matter.

If a compulsory treatment order is considered essential, an application should be made to the new specialist tribunal. g. in the hostel). If it was deemed necessary for the patient to be detained compulsorily for assessment or treatment, this should take place in hospital. In this case, she could be admitted to hospital compulsorily either for assessment (under section 2) or for treatment (under section 3). For either section, an approved social worker and two doctors should make the application.

Two weeks later, the epileptic attacks became more frequent and occurred in the daytime, often without prior warning. The patient was adamant that he would not inform the DVLA, and insisted that the GP should not do so either. What should the GP do? Case 15 A 24-year-old man diagnosed with borderline personality disorder was seen by a psychiatrist. In the course of the consultation, the patient informed the psychiatrist about a conspiracy t o blow up a government building. The psychiatrist enquired in detail, and the patient appeared t o be serious about the plan.

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