Medicine, Ethics and the Law

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This book examines the relationship between medicine, ethics and the law in Ireland. It provides a comprehensive and accessible analysis of the main legal and ethics and issues in healthcare and the relationship between doctors and patients by examining the relevant case law and legislative provisions in Ireland and, where appropriate, in other jurisdictions, and by looking at important academic contributions to the field.

It explores the key issues of the importance of patient-centred care, respect for autonomy and human dignity, the protection of human rights, and the appropriate role of law in healthcare.

This title is included in Bloomsbury Professional's Irish Medical Law online service.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Provision of Healthcare in Ireland
Chapter 2 Regulation of Medical Practice in Ireland
Chapter 3 Protection of Personal Health Information
Chapter 4 Capacity and Assisted Decision-Making
Chapter 5 Consent and Refusal of Treatment
Chapter 6 Medical Treatment of Children and Minors
Chapter 7 Medical Treatment at the End of Life
Chapter 8 Reproductive Medicine
Pt I Treatments for Infertility
Pt II Use and Donation of Gametes
Pt III In Vitro Fertilisation
Chapter 9 Surrogacy
Chapter 10 Genetic Medicine
Chapter 11 Property in the Human Body

Chapter 12 Health Research

Product details

Published 15 Sep 2023
Format Hardback
Edition 4th
Extent 992
ISBN 9781526524140
Imprint Bloomsbury Professional
Dimensions 248 x 156 mm
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


Deirdre Madden

Deirdre Madden BCL, LLM, BL, PhD, MRIA is Professo…