The project has published a comprehensive report and a set of commissioned papers. Mental health and mental capacity; 16. About medicine and the law; 2. However, none have any other direct conflicts of interest. A person's decision to be a subject in research must be voluntary and fully informed to prevent exploitation. Constructing such rules requires a clear conceptual framework and a pragmatic set of classification procedures. It is this shift that necessitates the existence of a therapeutic privilege which enables doctors to withhold information that would usually be given to the patient in order to prevent serious harm.
Department of Defense could also lead some innovations under the public benefit exemption. The wide-ranging contents and the standing of the contributors mean that the volume will be an invaluable resource for anyone studying or working in medical law or medical ethics. The technological advances of recent years have placed an increasingly troublesome burden on healthcare practitioners. Neil was a generous and inspiring colleague, whose work on practical reason in law and morality changed my view on the relationship between law and ethics and has influenced my thinking in writing this book. Unauthorized use of the In the Clinic slide sets will constitute copyright infringement. Genetics, insurance and employment -- Ch.
Mental health and mental capacity; 16. This book provides wide-ranging coverage of the most important ethical and moral issues that face healthcare professionals, lawyers and the general public alike and it offers a unique insight into the problems that healthcare providers and patients can be expected to encounter both today and in the future. Potential Financial Conflicts of Interest: The authors share a broad dedication to improving health care delivery in the United States, and most have some of their income generated from these activities. While there is no case law relating specifically to non-compliance with infection control practices, this article will examine to what extent, if any, current case law could be used to establish whether or not a healthcare professional who had failed to implement to an acceptable standard infection control practices had acted negligently, and as a result caused a patient to develop a healthcare-associated infection. Organizations that accredit the education and certify the competence of health care professionals have come to require practitioners to be competent in improving their own practices.
I then explore the professional guidance in relation to information disclosure and how this relates to the legal position. The confidential relationship -- Ch. The authors are responsible for the content. Quality improvement activities are generally based on existing knowledge about the enduring nature and function of human beings and their environment, rather than designed to create new knowledge of that sort. Regulating use of gametes and embryos.
In recent years, providers have initiated new methods, some of which were modeled first in manufacturing to make ongoing improvements more systematic, data-guided, and efficient. It considers the status of the therapeutic privilege in English case law and concludes that, while reference is made to circumstances when information primarily in relation to risk disclosure may be withheld, further clarification is required on the status of therapeutic privilege. Putting improvement activities under research regulations can precipitate substantial delays, costs, and conflicts. Enquiries concerning reproduction outside those terms should be sent to the publishers. There are strong ethical arguments in favour of disclosure of information to patients. Ethicists, clinician leaders, experienced managers, regulators, authors of relevant publications, and others met repeatedly, considered published and newly commissioned scholarly papers, and discussed options with experts and affected parties. Teaching and learning methods The module will be delivered on a strongly interactive basis with emphasis on case-based problem-solving.
Quality improvement assumes that quality and safety are largely characteristics of systems, and its methods enable workers to gain insight about their system's relationships and functions. It represents a useful outline of where medicine and the law stand at present and hints at where they will be going in relation to each other in the coming years. There can be few aspects of life which have altered so dramatically in the past few decades as the relationship between medicine and the law. Legal and Ethical Aspects of Healthcare is written by a lawyer and a doctor, each with extensive practical experience in the field. The law and the elderly.
Bringing together such a large number of accomplished authors from a variety of disciplines and countries was an ambitious exercise, one that Professor McLean has achieved with distinction. The law and the elderly. There can be few aspects of life which have not altered so dramatically in the past few decades as the relationship between medicine and the law: as each advance in medicine is made, and treatments become more and more sophisticated, the legal and moral issues surrounding such treatments have also multiplied, and become more complex. The collection marks the academic crowning of a career which has laid one of the foundation stones of an entire discipline. This analysis highlights the responsibility that health care providers have to improve quality and the responsibility that patients have to cooperate with improvement efforts. The international health regulations: a new paradigm for global health governance? Research ethics springs from society's conclusion that the interests of researchers often conflict with those of subjects and that research is conceptually distinct from health care delivery.
Treatments become more and more sophisticated as each advance in medicine is made. Examples include data-guided efforts to ensure adoption of an evidence-based practice guideline or to introduce procedures that will reduce medical errors. Written by a doctor and a lawyer, both with many years of practical experience, this book provides a unique and in-depth coverage of the most important ethical and moral issues and their legal implications facing healthcare professionals, lawyers and the general public alike. What's love got to do with it? Sex, gender and the law; 15. The therapeutic partnership -- Ch. Daily decision making within the Hospital Ethics Committee is considered and some of the emerging ethical issues in anaesthesia are discussed.
There can be few aspects of life which have not altered so dramatically in the past few decades as the relationship between medicine and the law: as each advance in medicine is made, and treatments become more and more sophisticated, the legal and moral issues surrounding such treatments have also multiplied, and become more complex. This book provides a unique and in-depth coverage of the most important ethical and moral issues facing healthcare professionals, lawyers and the general public alike. Quality improvement is an intrinsic part of good clinical care, in which data from clinicians' own settings guide them in improving their practices. Implicit throughout is consideration of the influence of contemporary socio-cultural influences. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Human Research Protections ; Stephen F. We discuss deliberate efforts of providers to meet their obligations to improve the quality of patient care through clinical and managerial changes in the processes of care. This collection brings together essays from leading figures in the field of medical law and ethics which address the key issues currently challenging scholars in the field.
At the same time, the legal and moral issues surrounding such treatments have multiplied and have become increasingly sensitive and complex. The E-mail message field is required. Disposal of the body and body parts -- Ch. Using people for research; 8. Protection of human subjects of research is a proud achievement of our society's commitment to ethics. I hope that Neil would have approved of the result.