Medical Law: Text, Cases and Materials (3ed)
Medical Law: Text, Cases, and Materials offers exactly what the title says - all of the explanation, commentary, and extracts from cases and key materials that students need to gain a thorough understanding of this complex topic. Key case extracts provide the legal context, facts, and background; extracts from materials, including from the most ground-breaking writers of today, provide differing ethical perspectives and outline current debates; and the author's insightful commentary ensures that readers understand the facts of the cases and can navigate the ethical landscape to form their own understanding of medical law.
- Provides extracts from key cases along with substantial author commentary, making this the only resource that students of medical law will need
- Extracts from a wide variety of academic materials ensure students acquire a good understanding of a range of different perspectives and the ethical context in which the law operates
- Includes chapters on mental health law and genetics, making it an extremely comprehensive resource
- Central Issues sections at the start of each chapter outline the key concepts covered, and further reading sections at the end provide guidance on further sources for research
New to this edition
- Coverage of important new cases in all chapters, including Rabone v Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust and Purdy v DPP.
- Coverage of the reorganisation of commissioning in the NHS as a result of the Health and Social Care Act 2012.
- Greater and more in depth coverage of the role of 'fitness to practise' panels in regulating the medical profession.
- Description and analysis of the considerable body of Mental Capacity Act case-law since the second edition, including the new Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards procedure.
- Description and analysis of the changes effected by the 2007 reforms to the Mental Health Act, which had only just come into force when the second edition was published.
- Coverage of the changes to the rules governing storage of DNA samples and profiles on the police National DNA Database implemented by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012.
- Analysis of important new developments in debates over abortion, including questions raised by the Secretary of State in 2012 over whether some clinics were offering sex-selective abortion and were pre-signing forms. Also covered are the cases of (a) the British woman convicted of procuring her own miscarriage and (b) the woman in Ireland denied a termination of pregnancy even though her life was at risk.
- The HFEA's decision to increase compensation to sperm and egg donors is covered, as is the growth of 'reproductive tourism'.
- There have been several important surrogacy decisions since the second edition, and there has been a massive expansion of the number of British couples using foreign surrogate mothers. These developments are described and analysed.
- The House of Lords decision in the Purdy case was handed down just after the second edition was published. Since then there have been some critical developments in relation to assisted dying. The DPP's policy on prosecution has been published and implemented in 50+ cases. Tony Nicklinson and a man identified only as 'Martin' challenged these guidelines on human rights grounds. Full coverage is provided.
- On treatment withdrawal, coverage of the first case to determine whether artificial nutrition and hydration could be withdrawn from a patient in a minimally conscious state (W v M).
- Coverage of key changes resulting from devolution: including the Welsh decision to move to an opt-out system for organ donation, and the Scottish move towards a no fault compensation scheme for clinical negligence.
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