Medicine, Ethics and the Law

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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.

Three new chapters have been added to this fourth edition covering the following:
* management of adverse events/clinical negligence (periodic payment orders);
*termination of pregnancy (Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Act 2018); and
*public health and pandemics (issues brought to light in the recent COVID pandemic).

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 Reproductive Medicine
Chapter 5 Genetic Medicine
Chapter 6 Capacity and Assisted Decision-Making
Chapter 7 Consent and Refusal of Treatment
Chapter 8 Medical Treatment of Children and Minors
Chapter 9 Medical Treatment at the End of Life
Chapter 10 Property in the Human Body
Chapter 11 Medical Research

Product details

Published 13 Jul 2023
Format Hardback
Edition 4th
Extent 896
ISBN 9781526524140
Imprint Bloomsbury Professional
Dimensions 248 x 156 mm
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


Deirdre Madden

Professor Deirdre Madden is a Professor of Law at…