By Wai?Ching Leung(auth.)
It is a advisor for all medical professionals - GPs and health facility medical professionals alike, at the legislations and the way it impacts them. it's a functional consultant, and it methods its topic with using reasonable eventualities all through. those appropriate case histories are used as a foundation for dialogue and rationalization of the felony implications of a medical professionals activities. instructions for most sensible perform are given.
this isn't a theoretical ebook. Its objective is to provide the reader an realizing of how during which they're legally challenged as well-being execs, and the way to reduce this possibility. 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 therapy (pages 3–17):
Chapter 2 therapy of Mentally in poor health 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 felony concerns with regards to Symptom reduction for Terminally ailing sufferers (pages 67–74):
Chapter 7 creation to various felony Settings during which future health pros' activities should be Challenged (pages 77–80):
Chapter eight The NHS court cases approach and the NHS Ombudsman (pages 81–88):
Chapter nine specialist 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 questions of safety (pages 143–146):
Chapter 15 loss of life Certifications, Coroners and Inquests (pages 149–161):
Chapter sixteen examine and courses (pages 162–173):
Chapter 17 Writing Medico?Legal stories and Giving proof in court docket (pages 174–181):
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After her funeral, the GP discussed the psychotherapy sessions with the patient's husband and children. Case 4 A 60-year-old woman was recovering from a heart attack in a medical ward. She was found t o be obese and the doctor referred her t o a dietician for advice. Without previously seeking explicit consent from the patient, the physician invited the dietician t o browse through the patient's medical records. Case 5 In a hospital clinical meeting, a patient's medical history was presented and discussed.
The man said that he had no sexual relationships with anyone other than his wife. What should the GP do? Case 18 A 50-year-old locum gynaecology registrar had recently been diagnosed t o be HIV positive, and it was thought that he might have had the disease for 3 years. 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.
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. If the social worker and doctors thought they did not know the patient well enough, they should apply for compulsory assessment.