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Oxford handbook of medical ethics and law

Summary: "Doctors have been concerned with ethics since the earliest days of medical practice. Traditionally, medical practitioners have been expected to be motivated by a desire to help their patients. Ethical codes and systems, such as the Hippocratic Oath, have emphasised this. During the latter half of the 20th century, advances in medical science, in conjunction with social and political changes, meant that the accepted conventions of the doctor/patient relationship were increasingly being questioned. After the Nuremberg Trials, in which the crimes of Nazi doctors, among others, were exposed, it became clear that doctors cannot be assumed to be good simply by virtue of their profession. Not only this, but doctors who transgress moral boundaries can harm people in the most appalling ways"--

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  • ISBN: 9780199659425
  • ISBN: 0199659427
  • ISBN: 9780191059285
  • ISBN: 9780191743009
  • Physical Description: print
    xiii, 366 pages : illustrations, portrait ; 19 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2022.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Part 1. Ethics -- Introduction to ethics -- The virtuous doctor -- Consequentialism -- Deontology -- The four principles -- Care ethics -- Moral relativism and subjectivism -- Critical reasoning -- Part 2. Law -- Introduction to the legal system -- Key articles of law -- Court -- Law within medical practice -- Negligence -- Other issues of liability -- Part 3. Generic legal and ethical issues -- Resource allocation -- Candour and confidentiality -- Issues in the doctor-patient relationship -- Issues in death and dying -- Doctors and the General Medical Council (GMC) -- Medical research -- Medical education -- Part 4. Ethico-legal issues by medical specialism -- Ethico-legal issues by medical specialism A-M -- Ethico-legal issues by medical specialism N-V -- Part 5. Statutory provisions -- Abortion Act 1967 -- Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003 -- Gender Recognition Act 2004 -- Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990 -- Human Rights Act 1998 (European Convention on Human Rights) -- Human Tissue Act 2004 -- Mental Capacity Act 2005 -- Mental Health Act 1983 -- Suicide Act 1961 -- Surrogacy Arrangements Act 1985.
Subject: Medical ethics
Medical laws and legislation Great Britain
Ethics, Medical

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