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Medical Treatment: Decisions and the Law

By: Christopher Johnston, Robert Francis QC
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Published: 31-12-2009
Format: Paperback
Edition: 2nd
Extent: 636
ISBN: 9781845924249
Imprint: Bloomsbury Professional
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
RRP : €85.00
 

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About Medical Treatment: Decisions and the Law

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.

The book concentrates on the decisions involved in obtaining authority for the provision, withholding and withdrawal of physical medical treatment and care and the legal requirements and consequences of the decision-making process. With a unique collection of valuable materials not easily obtained elsewhere, this important reference work examines both the general principles and specific problems such as caesarean sections, anorexia and persistent vegetative state.

The second edition has been fully updated to take account of the Mental Capacity Act 2005. Coverage includes important case law ie. the Baby Wyatt case and a brand-new chapter on organs and transplantations.

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