Legal Problems in Emergency Medicine

Paperback | April 30, 1999

byAlan Montague, Andrew Hopper

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All professional people now require a working knowledge of the law relating to their subject; `Ignorance of the law is no excuse'. Those practising Emergency Medicine are no exception, whether casualty officers, hospital specialists, or general practitioners. This volume is for them and is intwo parts. The first is guidance, through difficult situations, with practical examples, for someone put on the spot. The second is a condensed and authoritative summary of the several legal topics comprising Emergency Medicine Law.

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All professional people now require a working knowledge of the law relating to their subject; `Ignorance of the law is no excuse'. Those practising Emergency Medicine are no exception, whether casualty officers, hospital specialists, or general practitioners. This volume is for them and is intwo parts. The first is guidance, through di...

Alan P. Montague is at Southmead Hospital, Bristol.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.43 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0192624962

ISBN - 13:9780192624963

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Part 1: Practical problems1. Avoiding trouble2. Department discipline3. Obtaining consent4. Special patients with special problems5. Officialdom6. Local difficulties7. Writing reports8. Going to courtPart 2: Reference section9. The system10. Consent11. Medical negligence and vicarious liability12. Confidentiality13. Police powers14. Controlled drugs15. Mental health lawIndex