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Legal Problems in Emergency Medicine / Edition 1

Legal Problems in Emergency Medicine / Edition 1

by Alan P. Montague, Andrew Hopper
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All professionals nowadays require a working knowledge of the law rela ting to their subject, since the dictum 'Ignorance of the law is no ex cuse' has become universal. Those practicing emergency medicine are no exception, whether working in hospital E.R.'s, or general practitione rs. This volume is designed to help them avoid litigation and legal pr oblems. It offers practical advice on dealing with the police, and bal ancing individual rights with the requirements of both law and medicin e. The first to cover this subject, the present volume is divided into two parts. The first offers guidance, supplemented with case historie s, for medical specialists placed in difficult situtaions. The second, written in language not encumbered by legal terminology, is a condens ed and authoritative summary of the several legal topics comprising Em ergency Medicine Law.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780192624963
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 07/28/1996
Series: Oxford Handbooks in Emergency Medicine Series , #15
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.38(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1: Practical problems
1. Avoiding trouble
2. Department discipline
3. Obtaining consent
4. Special patients with special problems
5. Officialdom
6. Local difficulties
7. Writing reports
8. Going to court
Part 2: Reference section
9. The system
10. Consent
11. Medical negligence and vicarious liability
12. Confidentiality
13. Police powers
14. Controlled drugs
15. Mental health law

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