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Medicolegal issues

See below for a selection of the latest books from Medicolegal issues category. Presented with a red border are the Medicolegal issues books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Medicolegal issues books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Avoiding Medical Malpractice

Avoiding Medical Malpractice

Author: William Choctaw Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/04/2008

Written by an MD/JD, this book offers a unique perspective on medical-legal issues surrounding daily clinical practice. It covers all the essentials and tells the inside secrets of how to avoid cases that cost the medical community millions each year. Readers will learn basic law and the ways laws are interpreted. In addition, the book focuses on the law-medicine-politics triangle and its effect on physicians, the impact of - and issues related to - diversity in medical malpractice, and other essential topics. Physicians who better understand malpractice laws are better clinical decision makers who feel more confident in their ability as doctors.

Substance and Substitution

Substance and Substitution

Author: S. Fraser, K. Valentine Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/03/2008

Located between three powerful phenomena, public health, the law and social stigma, methadone maintenance treatment attracts loyal advocates, vociferous critics and innumerable engaged onlookers. This book aims to examine the controversial approach to addiction, providing in the process a unique approach to literature on illicit drugs

The Cambridge Textbook of Bioethics

The Cambridge Textbook of Bioethics

Author: Peter A. (University of Toronto) Singer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/01/2008

Medicine and health care generate many bioethical problems and dilemmas that are of great academic, professional and public interest. This comprehensive resource is designed as a succinct yet authoritative text and reference for clinicians, bioethicists, and advanced students seeking a better understanding of ethics problems in the clinical setting. Each chapter illustrates an ethical problem that might be encountered in everyday practice; defines the concepts at issue; examines their implications from the perspectives of ethics, law and policy; and then provides a practical resolution. There are 10 key sections presenting the most vital topics and clinically relevant areas of modern bioethics. International, interdisciplinary authorship and cross-cultural orientation ensure suitability for a worldwide audience. This book will assist all clinicians in making well-reasoned and defensible decisions by developing their awareness of ethical considerations and teaching the analytical skills to deal with them effectively.

The Physical Therapist's Business Practice and Legal Guide

The Physical Therapist's Business Practice and Legal Guide

Author: Sheila K. Nicholson Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/10/2007

As the profession of physical therapy continues its growth toward autonomous practice, the physical therapist, physical therapist assistant and student are going to face liability risks and exposure like never before. Physical Therapist's Business Practice and Legal Guide provides the tools needed to integrate risk management practices into the daily patient care routine. Each chapter includes key concepts and discussion questions. Specific cases are also discussed to explain and support legal concepts and how these set the stage for future risks exposure.

Medical Ethics and Medical Law

Medical Ethics and Medical Law

Author: Jose Miola Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/07/2007

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.

Organ and Tissue Transplantation

Organ and Tissue Transplantation

Author: David Price Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/09/2006

Organ transplantation has been one of the miracles of modern-day medicine but, in addition to presenting enormous technical and clinical challenges, it throws up major ethical and legal issues principally from the perspective of the donor. Evolving capabilities in the spheres of both organ and tissue transplantation, coupled with rapidly-escalating demand, assert consistent and critical pressure on our ethical and legal principles and frameworks, including the expansion of the potential donor pool beyond the conventional categories of donor. This volume brings together seminal papers analyzing such matters in the context of an ever-increasingly important area of clinical practice.

Uncertain Causation in Medical Liability

Uncertain Causation in Medical Liability

Author: Lara Khoury Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/07/2006

'Proving' the cause of the plaintiff's injury in personal injury litigation often entails significant challenges, particularly when science cannot identify the cause of a biological phenomenon or when the nature of this cause is debatable. This problem is frequently encountered in medical malpractice cases, where the limitations of scientific knowledge are still extensive. Yet judges must decide cases, however uncertain the evidence with regard to proof of causation. Reluctant to leave patients without compensation, courts have in some cases challenged their traditional approach to causation through recourse to such techniques as reliance on factual presumptions and inferences, the concept of loss of chance, and reversal of the burden of proof. This book analyses and criticises the use of these various techniques by the courts of England, Australia, Canada, France, and the civilian Canadian province of Quebec in confronting evidentiary causal difficulties caused by the uncertainties of medical science.

Human Body and the Law

Human Body and the Law

Author: David Meyers Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/07/2006

In this admirably objective and lucid exposition, the author examines from a medico-legal standpoint the comparative position in various countries, particularly in the UK and the USA, of currently controversial medical procedures: voluntary sterilisation, compulsory sterilisation and castration, trans-sexualism, experimentation, transplantation, and euthanasia - few of which, if any, enjoy a settled or clearly defined place in the eyes of the law. He considers the problems from two perspectives: first, that of the individual in society and how far he himself may determine the extent of physical intrusion on his body; secondly, that of the state or society and how far it may impose or limit medical intrusion on the human body. Thus, Mr. Meyers provides a valuable account, not only of current medical attitudes, but also of relevant case and statute law as it stands at present.It is inherent in the nature of this book that it should arouse controversy and argument. There are many important questions to be debated: Has the state the right to enforce its conception of morality without showing that the behaviour it proscribes has a harmful effect on other members of society? To what extent does consent by the individual concerned insulate a surgeon from criminal liability? In connection with compulsory sterilisation, who is to judge those unfit to procreate? What is a proper definition of medical experimentation? What constitutes death? If a man has a right to live has he not an equal right to die?These are a few of the issues raised. The author has not hesitated to express his own opinions but has clearly relegated them to the summary at the end of each chapter, thereby leaving the objectivity of his main text unimpaired.David W. Meyers is a practicing lawyer in California, with American and British legal qualifications at the firm of Dickenson, Peatman & Fogarty. He has taught at the University of Edinburgh Law School and the University of Tasmania Law School as well as being a guest lecturer at University of California, San Francisco Medical School and University of Aberdeen Law School located in Scotland. He wrote two books this book and Medico-Legal Implications of Death and Dying.

Medical Malpractice and the U.S. Health Care System

Medical Malpractice and the U.S. Health Care System

Author: William M. (Columbia University, New York) Sage Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/06/2006

Medical malpractice lawsuits are common and controversial in the United States. Since early 2002, doctors' insurance premiums for malpractice coverage have soared. As Congress and state governments debate laws intended to stabilize the cost of insurance, doctors continue to blame lawyers and lawyers continue to blame doctors and insurance companies. This book, which is the capstone of three years' comprehensive research funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts, goes well beyond the conventional debate over tort reform and connects medical liability to broader trends and goals in American health policy. Contributions from leading figures in health law and policy marshal the best available information, present new empirical evidence, and offer cutting-edge analysis of potential reforms involving patient safety, liability insurance and tort litigation.

Medical Malpractice and the U.S. Health Care System

Medical Malpractice and the U.S. Health Care System

Author: William M. (Columbia University, New York) Sage Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/06/2006

Medical malpractice lawsuits are common and controversial in the United States. Since early 2002, doctors' insurance premiums for malpractice coverage have soared. As Congress and state governments debate laws intended to stabilize the cost of insurance, doctors continue to blame lawyers and lawyers continue to blame doctors and insurance companies. This book, which is the capstone of three years' comprehensive research funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts, goes well beyond the conventional debate over tort reform and connects medical liability to broader trends and goals in American health policy. Contributions from leading figures in health law and policy marshal the best available information, present new empirical evidence, and offer cutting-edge analysis of potential reforms involving patient safety, liability insurance and tort litigation.

Brackenridge's Medical Selection of Life Risks

Brackenridge's Medical Selection of Life Risks

Author: R.D.C. Brackenridge Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2006

The fifth edition of this leading reference book on insurance medicine, provides a comprehensive guide to life expectancy for underwriters and clinicians involved in the life insurance industry. Extensively revised and expanded, the new edition reflects developments in life and healthcare insurance as well as medicine.

Medizin und Recht

Medizin und Recht

Author: Reinhard B. Dettmeyer Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/2006

Behandlungsfehler-Vorwurf - Verdacht auf Kindesmisshandlung - Therapieverweigerung Was tun? In der taglichen Arbeit spielen Recht und Gesetz eine zunehmende Rolle. Der Arzt wird mit seinen rechtlichen Fragen und Problemen oft allein gelassen. Rechtliche Auseinandersetzungen koennen die eigene Reputation und viel Geld kosten. Rechtliche Probleme im Vorfeld verhindern - Aufklarungs- und Dokumentationspflichten als Haftungsprophylaxe - Grenzen der arztlichen Schweigepflicht - Richtiges Verhalten u.a. bei Sterbehilfe, Schwangerschaftsabbruch, Praimplantations- und Pranataldiagnostik, pradiktiven Gentests Verhaltensempfehlungen nach neuesten Gesetzen und Urteilen Wichtige Neuerungen u.a. bei: - Regelungen zum Patiententestament - Regelungen zur Aufklarung von Auslandern, die der deutschen Sprache nicht machtig sind - Betreuungsrecht - Transplantationsrecht - Leichenschau- und Bestattungsgesetzen Medizinrechtliche Grundlagen, praxisrelevante Antworten und konkrete Verhaltensempfehlungen werden in Fallbeispielen, Tabellen, UEbersichten und Schaubildern kompakt dargestellt. Der Autor kennt als Mediziner und Jurist die juristischen Fallstricke und bietet fur alle wichtigen Fragestellungen: Rechtliche Sicherheit Der unverzichtbare Rechtsratgeber fur alle AErzte in Praxis und Klinik. Auch fur AErzte in leitender Position und Juristen ein wertvoller Leitfaden.