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This unique Irish law book is a core text for any student of medicine, dentistry, radiography, physiotherapy, psychiatry or nursing, as well as legal practitioners advising clients in this area.

Medical Law in Ireland (originally titled: Clinical Practice and the Law) brings together all applicable Irish law in an easy-to-read style and provides clear day-in day-out guidance for clinical practitioners, students and legal practitioners working in Ireland. This new edition sees an added emphasis on those areas of interest to legal practitioners, however there remains a wealth of information for those working in medical fields. Of particular note in this regard are the chapters on Clinical Negligence, Consent to Medical Treatment, End of Life, and Coroners Law and Other Issues arising after Death. These are all given in-depth treatments which provide the necessary information for those in day-to-day practice as well as those with an academic interest. Recent legislative changes are taken into account such as 2015's Montgomery vs Lanarkshire Health Board, as well as cases from the Medical Council. The two chapters on mental health reflect the growing importance need for clarity in this area.

Author Simon Mills trained and qualified first as a doctor before moving into law. Now a barrister, he has specialized in medical law and brings both aspects of his experience to his work. His areas of particular interest are in clinical negligence, professional regulatory law, mental capacity and coroners' inquests.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Regulation of Healthcare Professionals
Chapter 3 Medical Records and Access to Records
Chapter 4 Medical Confidentiality
Chapter 5 Consent to Medical Treatment (I) – Principles
Chapter 6 Consent to Medical Treatment (II) – Mental Capacity
Chapter 7 Consent to Medical Treatment (III) – Minors
Chapter 8 Negligence (I) – Principles
Chapter 9 Clinical Negligence (II) – Aspects of Practice and Procedure
Chapter 10 Expert Evidence
Chapter 11 Mental Health Law (I) – Civil Aspects
Chapter 12 Mental Health Law (II) – Criminal Aspects
Chapter 13 Abortion
Chapter 14 Assisted Human Reproduction
Chapter 15 End of Life
Chapter 16 Coroners Law and Other Issues arising after Death
Chapter 17 Clinical Research on Humans and Animals
Chapter 18 Genetics and the Regulation of Human Tissues and Cells

Product details

Published 30 Sep 2017
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 3rd
Extent 650
ISBN 9781780436135
Imprint Bloomsbury Professional
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


Simon Mills

Simon Mills is a Senior Counsel specialising in me…


Andrea Mulligan

Andrea Mulligan is a practising barrister with spe…