Bloomsbury Professional Medical Treatment: Decisions & the Law (3ed) Medical Treatment Decisions and the Law covers an increasingly important area of law, seeking to pla.. Product #: 9781780439174 Regular price: $110.00 $110.00

Medical Treatment: Decisions & the Law (3ed)

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Medical Treatment Decisions and the Law covers an increasingly important area of law, seeking to place medical decision-making in its context and to provide practical guidance to the solution of many problems likely to be encountered in practice.

It concentrates on the decisions involved in obtaining authority for the provision, the withholding and withdrawal of physical medical treatment and care and the legal requirements and consequences of the decision-making process.

The third edition is fully updated to include:
Cases on deprivation and restraint of liberty since the second edition
The March 2014 Supreme Court case of Cheshire West and P&Q, Article 5 ECHR
The Supreme Court case in Aintree v James
PC v City of York in which MacFarlane LJ emphasised the “decision specific” approach of the Mental Capacity Act
Important cases on the assessment and treatment of anorexic patients
The position where treatment has been refused by the patient (including force feeding and gynaecological treatment)

Table Of Contents

Part 1: General Principles

1. Consent – general
2. Consent - adults
3. Deciding for others - adults
4. Deciding for others - children
5. Going to court
6. Restraint an deprivation of liberty


Part 2: Specific Problems

7. Sterilisation
8. Abortion
9. Managing pregnancies
10. Feeding
11. Religious objections to treatment
12. Permanent vegetative state
13. Treatment of suicidal patients
14. The end of life
15. Human tissue and organ donation
16. Confidentiality obligations

Publisher: Bloomsbury Professional
ISBN: 9781780439174
Author(s) Johnston, C
Edition 3
Format Pb
Publication Date 30/10/2016