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Author Wheeler, Robert (Consultant neonatal and pediatric surgeon), author.

Title Clinical law for clinical practice / Robert Wheeler
Edition First edition
Published Boca Raton : CRC Press, 2020
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Contents Adults who refuse blood -- Discussing the prospects of cardiopulmonary resuscitation -- What should be disclosed when seeking consent -- Deprivation in Essex -- The first glimpse of a duty to warn? -- Can a patient choose her surgeon? -- Sentiments -- Unwise decisions -- Consulting relatives -- Doctrine of double effect -- Needle phobia -- Candid over complications -- Examining patients with their consent -- Covert treatment -- Can blood be compulsorily administered under the Mental Health Act 1983? -- Genetic confidentiality -- Refusing hospital discharge -- Consent for a cannula -- Changing direction in severe anorexia -- Be informed : then disclose -- Withdrawing treatment in a young man -- The value of going to court -- Articulating best interests -- Loyal Friends -- Apply to court? -- Disclosing the miniscule risk when seeking consent -- Obtaining consent -- Deprivation of Liberty : the story so far -- Falling from hospital property -- Gross negligence manslaughter : perhaps better, "betrayal of trust"? -- Interpretation -- A narrow dispute -- A right to be told? -- "But all life is an experiment" -- Avoid discouraging patients from waiting to be treated -- Mixed messages -- It is for clinicians to identify foreseeable risks -- Separating twins -- Body modification -- Seeking the approval of a court for paternity testing -- Children refusing treatment -- Can we rely on our Advance Decisions? -- Is there a role for "next of kin"? -- Preaching to patients -- Information classification : general -- Deceiving patients -- Determining incapacity -- Reasons for refusing blood? -- Justifying the termination of a pregnancy -- The feasibility of a covert Caesarean section -- Communicating risk : words or numbers? -- Stark compulsion in grave circumstances -- Going to court too soon -- Best interests in the absence of suffering -- Patients value candour -- Informed consent & informed dissent : two sides of a coin? -- Parental consent for their child's deprivation of liberty -- Vulnerable with capacity -- Compulsory treatment for diabetes -- Approving palliation -- Acquiescence : not consent -- Making clinical legal decisions
Summary "Clinicians must practice medicine in conformity with regulatory requirements. That is the daily challenge, and those requirements are founded on medical law. This book describes how clinical law has been applied in numerous cases, thus providing a clinical appraisal of the law which is directly applicable to clinical practice in the United Kingdom"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Robert Wheeler, RCS MS LLB(Hons) LLM is a Consultant Neonatal and Paediatric Surgeon. He is the Associate Medical Director for the Department of Clinical Law, University Hospital of Southampton, Southampton Hampshire, England and Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Southampton.
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Subject Clinical Medicine -- legislation & jurisprudence.
Patient Rights -- legislation & jurisprudence.
Liability, Legal.
Treatment Refusal -- legislation & jurisprudence.
Medical laws and legislation.
LAW / Medical Law & Legislation
United Kingdom.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2020006886
ISBN 0429320582