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Title Good medical practice : professionalism, ethics and law / Kerry J. Breen ... [and others].

Published Cambridge ; Port Melbourne, Vic. : Cambridge University Press, 2010.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Law  KN 185 K1 GOOD    AVAILABLE
Physical description xxxviii, 424 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Ethical principles for the medical profession -- 2. Ethical and legal responsibilities of medical students -- 3. Communication skills -- 4. Consent and informed decision making -- 5. Confidentiality, privacy and disclosure -- 6. Medical records, reports and certificates -- 7. Negligence, professional liability and adverse events -- 8. Regulation of the medical profession -- 9. Health care complaints system -- 10. Doctor and sexual boundaries -- 11. Personal health of the doctor : illness and impairment -- 12. Maintenance of professional competence -- 13. Ethics and the allocation of health-care resources -- 14. Australian health-care system -- 15. Doctor and interprofessional relationships -- 16. Entering and leaving practice and practice management -- 17. Clinical research -- 18. Prescribing and administering drugs -- 19. Diagnosing and certifying death and the role of the coroner -- 20. Births, reproductive technology, family law and child protection -- 21. Termination of pregnancy and related issues -- 22. Withholding or withdrawing treatment in the seriously or terminally ill -- 23. Law and the mentally ill -- 24. Law and courts of law in Australia -- 25. Medico-legal examinations and reports, court procedures and expert evidence -- 26. Other legislation relevant to medical practice.
Summary Brings together information that is central to the professional, ethical and legal requirements of being a doctor. Covers a core curriculum for medical students, doctors in training and international medical graduates preparing for the Australian Medical Council examinations. Breen from National Health & Med Research Council, Aust.
Other author Breen, Kerry J.
Subject Medical education -- Australia.
Physicians -- Professional ethics -- Study and teaching.
Other title Ethics, law and medical practice.
ISBN 9780521183413 (paperback) $75.00