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Medical Ethics and Medical Law A Symbiotic Relationship

by Jose Miola

Medical Ethics and Medical Law A Symbiotic Relationship Synopsis

combine to form a cohesive unit, and do they benefit each other? It may be argued that they do not, but rather suffer a symbiotic relationship, clashing rather than cooperating. This book examines this relationship, and how the law sees medical ethics. It then considers whether medical ethics functions in the way that the law thinks that it does. After providing a historical perspective that identifies medical ethics discourse as disjointed and fragmented, the book continues by examining key medico-legal case law and reports that have an inherent ethical content for clues as to how they define medical ethics and its role. It also considers how medical ethics sees the law, concluding that a misapprehension by each party as to what the other does creates a mutually harmful relationship between them.

Medical Ethics and Medical Law A Symbiotic Relationship Press Reviews

...a provocative and consistently interesting study of the relationship within the United Kingdom between medical law and medical ethics...the book deserves to be read as an important diagnosis of what has gone wrong with the regulation of medicine in the United Kingdom. David Archard Medical Law Review 2008 ...a very interesting and readable book, on a topic which is, in my view, underrepresented in the literature...combines good analysis with factual information about challenging and important cases. Professor Sheila A.M. McLean Medical Law International Vol 8, No.4, 2007 ...a useful survey of current thinking in the field of law and medical ethics in the UK...Read this book as a useful contemporary guide to thinking in English medical law and ethics. Robert Dingwall Law and Politics Book Review Vol. 18 No.2 (February 2008) ...this is a brilliant piece of work and does answer the several questions raised in the introductory chapter. It touches on some important areas in medical ethics and is certainly a highly recommended read. Usman I. Lula The Web Journal of Current Legal Issues September 2009

Book Information

ISBN: 9781841135083
Publication date: 12th July 2007
Author: Jose Miola
Publisher: Hart Publishing an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 250 pages
Categories: Medicolegal issues, Social law, Medical ethics & professional conduct,

About Jose Miola

Jose Miola is a lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Leicester, specialising in Medical Law and Ethics.

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