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Author Stewart, Cameron, 1971-

Title The Australian medico-legal handbook / Cameron Stewart, Ian Kerridge and Malcolm Parker
Published Marrickville, N.S.W. : Elsevier Australia, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (1 volume)
Contents 1.How to Use this Handbook -- 2.Clinical Questions -- 3.The Legal System, Courts and Procedure -- 4.Standards of Care -- 5.Professional Conduct -- 6.Consent -- 7.Confidentiality and Privacy -- 8.Incompetent Patients -- 9.Children -- 10.Death and Dying -- 11.Human Tissue and Organ Donation -- 12.Mental Health -- 13.Drugs and Prescribing -- 14.The Police -- 15.Medical Records -- 16.Certificates -- 17.Employment and other Arrangements for Services -- Glossary -- Index
Summary "The Australian Medico-Legal Handbook aims to give JMOs [Juniour Medical Officers] immediate, clear and concise answers to the most frequently asked legal questions arising during hospital training. Clinical problems will be outlined with cross-referencing to the appropriate sections of the handbook. These questions will be posed in the style and format used by clinicians, for example: 'What if I get sued?' 'What do I do if someone refuses treatment?' 'What deaths do I refer to the Coroner?' 'What if I make a mistake?' and 'Who makes decisions about a child's treatment?'"--Publisher description
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Medical laws and legislation -- Australia -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Medical jurisprudence -- Australia -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals.
Handbooks and manuals.
Form Electronic book
Author Kerridge, Ian H
Parker, Malcolm.
ISBN 9780729537605 electronic bk
0729537609 electronic bk