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Medical Law: A Very Short Introduction,9780199660445

Medical Law: A Very Short Introduction

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9780199660445

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0199660441
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Pub. Date:
4/1/2013
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Oxford University Press
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Medical law is concerned with our bodies, and what happens to them during and after our lives. When things go wrong with our bodies, we want to know what our rights are, and what governs the conduct of the clinicians into whose hands we put our lives and limbs. Dealing with matters of life and death, it can therefore have a fundamental impact on medical practice. Headlines in the media often involve the core issues of medical law - organ transplantation, abortion, withdrawal of treatment, euthanasia, confidentiality, research on humans - these are topics that affect us all. Headlines can misrepresent, however. In order to fully understand the issues and their relevance, we have to delve into the cases and into the principles behind them. In this highly readableVery Short Introduction, Charles Foster explores different examples to illustrate the key problems and principles of medical law.

Author Biography


Charles Foster is a Fellow of Green Templeton College, University of Oxford, a tutor in medical law and ethics at the University of Oxford, and a barrister (practicing in medical law) at Outer Temple Chambers, London. His books include Human Dignity in Bioethics and Law and Choosing Life, Choosing Death: The Tyranny of Autonomy in Medical Law and Ethics.


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