Unlocking Medical Law and Ethics
By Claudia Carr
Routledge – 2012 – 408 pages
Series: Unlocking the Law
For those approaching medical law and ethics for the first time, Unlocking Medical Law and Ethics ensures that the student grasps the main concepts with ease, providing an indispensable foundation in the subject.
The Unlocking the Law series is designed specifically to make the law accessible. Each chapter opens with a list of aims and objectives, contains activities such as quick quizzes and self-test questions, key facts charts to consolidate your knowledge, diagrams to aid learning and numerous headings and sub-headings to make the subject manageable. Cases and judgments are prominently displayed, as are primary source quotations. Features include: summaries to check your understanding of each chapter, a glossary of legal terminology and essay questions with answer plans. All titles in the series follow the same formula and include the same features so students can move easily from one subject to another. The series covers all the core subjects required by the Bar Council and the Law Society for entry onto professional qualifications as well as popular option units.
The website www.unlockingthelaw.co.uk provides free resources such as multiple choice questions and updates in law.
"The coverage of this textbook is relevant and thorough and the topics are presented in a reader-friendly way (the use of diagrams and graphics is a strength in this respect), suitable for undergraduate students approaching the subject for the first time."
1. Medical negligence 2. Consent 3. Mental health law 4. Resource allocation 5. Confidentiality 6. Ethical theories 7. Assisted conception 8. The law and ethics of abortion 9. Organ transplantation 10. End of life issues: assisted suicide 11. End-of-life decisions
Claudia Carr, having gained considerable experience in Medical Negligence whilst in private practice and with a Masters degree in Health Care Law and Ethics, now lectures and leads the Medical Law module at the University of Hertfordshire.