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This is a short textbook of medical ethics and law primarily aimed at medical students. The content reflects the Consensus Statement of 1998 by teachers of medical ethics in the UK on what should constitute the core curriculum. The first part of the book presents the general principles of medical ethics and appropriate legal background. The second part concentrate on specific topics of immediate relevance to all within the medical profession

• Follows Consensus Agreement for curriculum

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780443062551
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 04/16/2003
Pages: 236
Product dimensions: 6.32(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.39(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1: Ethical and legal background.
Ethical theory. Thinking about ethics. Three core concepts in medical ethics. An introduction to law. Doctors, patients and professions.

Part 2. Specific topics.
Consent. Confidentiality. Genetics. Reproduction. Children. Mental disorder. End of life. Resource allocation. Medical research.

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