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After Birth: Maternal Liability for Antenatal Conduct?

John Seymour

in Childbirth and the Law

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198264682
eISBN:
9780191682759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264682.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

Chapter 9 suggested that the law should not seek to coerce or control a pregnant woman in an attempt to protect her fetus. This conclusion would preclude all forms of legal intervention against the ... More


Conclusion

Margaret Otlowski

in Voluntary Euthanasia and the Common Law

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198298687
eISBN:
9780191685507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298687.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This book has shown that there is a sharp distinction in the criminal law approach to passive and active euthanasia. Whilst the law recognizes the patient's right to refuse treatment and permits ... More


Introduction

Margaret Otlowski

in Voluntary Euthanasia and the Common Law

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198298687
eISBN:
9780191685507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298687.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This book examines the current legal prohibition of active voluntary euthanasia in a number of common law jurisdictions, and considers whether there is a need for reform of criminal law. The focus is ... More


Euthanasia Under the Criminal Law

Margaret Otlowski

in Voluntary Euthanasia and the Common Law

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198298687
eISBN:
9780191685507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298687.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter examines the present state of criminal law in the United Kingdom and other common law jurisdictions regarding the practice of active and passive euthanasia. Despite the similarities ... More


Suicide and Assisted Suicide

Margaret Otlowski

in Voluntary Euthanasia and the Common Law

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198298687
eISBN:
9780191685507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298687.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter examines the law in relation to assisted suicide and the circumstances in which a doctor may be subject to criminal liability for this offence. It considers relevant analogies between ... More


Standards of Care and Medical Negligence

CHRISTOPHER NEWDICK

in Who Should We Treat?: Rights, Rationing, and Resources in the NHS

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199264186
eISBN:
9780191698927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264186.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter looks at the exceptional cases where something seems wrong between patients and clinicians. Few professions routinely face the risk of causing so much damage to those they serve, ... More


Applying the Law of Negligence

John Seymour

in Childbirth and the Law

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198264682
eISBN:
9780191682759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264682.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

Chapters 4 to 7 examined a variety of situations in which doctors and midwives are liable to damages claims arising from antenatal or perinatal negligence. In dealing with these claims, courts have ... More


The Duty of Care in Obstetrics and Midwifery

John Seymour

in Childbirth and the Law

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198264682
eISBN:
9780191682759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264682.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

Chapter 10 showed that the application of the principles of tort law in cases of obstetric negligence has presented complex problems. In particular, while negligence law requires proof of a breach of ... More


Electronic Medical Tourism and the Medical World Wide Web

Gil Siegal

in The Globalization of Health Care: Legal and Ethical Issues

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199917907
eISBN:
9780199332878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917907.003.0019
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter explores the globalization's effects on modern IT-driven health care. It reports the driving forces behind this phenomenon and the U.S., European, and international responses to e-health ... More


Legal Liability

I. Glenn Cohen

in Patients with Passports: Medical Tourism, Law, and Ethics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199975099
eISBN:
9780190205522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199975099.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

Even if the quality of care of a foreign facility were truly excellent, medical error is inevitable in some proportion of cases. Patients receiving care abroad will not experience the same likelihood ... More


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