Author: David Tomkin
Number Of Pages: 299
Publisher: The Round Hall Press Ltd
Release Date: 01-12-1995
Details: 'This is the first comprehensive account of medical law in Ireland It provides an analysis of the Irish health care system, both in terms of its regulation and in comparison with the UK model. The legal standing of doctors and allied health professionals is discussed in the context of the health service and their education, training and licensing. The legal basis of the doctor- patient relationship is explained and issues such as consent, confidentiality, medical records, and other aspects of treatment are considered The book provides a detailed analysis of the liability of doctors at both civil and criminal law covering important topics such as medical negligence, battery, assault and manslaughter. Separate chapters are devoted to the legal aspects of health care issues affecting mentally ill patients, death and the dying patient, the medico-legal aspects of birth control and reproduction, drug experimentation and prescription. The fundamental role of Voluntary Health insurance in the medical field is analysed. An account is also given of the legal formalities of registration of deaths and births and the role of the coroner... an invaluable reference to all those practising in, or associated with, the legal and medical fields.'
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