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Medicine, Ethics and the Law

Author: Deirdre Madden BCL, LLM, PhD, MRIA, BL

ISBN: 9781526524164

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Edition: Fourth

Publication Date: 2023

Publisher: Bloomsbury Professional

Medicine, Ethics and the Law

Medicine, Ethics and the Law

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).