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Legal and Forensic Medicine

Beran, Roy G. (Ed.)

2013, XXXI, 1845 p. 35 illus., 31 illus. in color. In 3 volumes, not available separately.

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  • Comprehensive: unique international perspective on legal and forensic medicine
  • Practical approach: applications in varied fields, such as health law, international aid, criminal and civil law, sports medicine and military medicine
  • Defines the place of legal medicine as a specialized discipline​
This is a comprehensive reference text that examines the current state of Legal Medicine, which encompasses Forensic Medicine, in the 21st century. It examines the scope of both legal and forensic medicine, its application and study and has adopted a wide ranging approach including multinational authorship. It reviews the differences between and similarities of forensic and legal medicine, the need for academic qualification, the applications to many and varied fields including international aid, military medicine, health law and the application of medical knowledge to both criminal law and tort/civil law, sports medicine and law, gender and age related factors from obstetrics through to geriatrics and palliative care as well as cultural differences exploring the Christian/Judeo approach compared with that within Islamic cultures, Buddhism and Hinduism. The book looks at practical applications of legal medicine within various international and intercultural frameworks.  This is a seminal authoritative text in legal and forensic medicine. It has a multi-author and multinational approach which crosses national boundaries. There is a great interest in the development of health law and legal medicine institutes around the world and this text comes in on the ground floor of this burgeoning discipline and provides the foundation text for many courses, both undergraduate and postgraduate. It defines the place of legal medicine as a specialized discipline.​

Content Level » Research

Keywords » criminal and civil law - health law - international aid - military medicine - sports medicine

Related subjects » Biomedical Sciences - Law

Table of contents 

Abortion law in Ireland.- Advance Directives and Medical Law.- Asbestos and Medico-legal issues.- Bioethics - Azerbaijan.- Biotechnology and intellectual Property.- Causation of Injury – not as simple as it seems.- Communication as a Risk Management Tool for Psychiatry.- Comparing "Civil Law" and "Common Law": Question of Medical Liability.- Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Perspective.- Computer technology to medical practice.- Contravention of statute obligations.- Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine.- Criminal Law Data protection in eHealth platforms.- Decisions, Decisions, Decisions, The Assessment of Capacity - The Role of the Neuropsychologist.-
Defamation.- Dento-Legal Medicine.- Differences between the EU and US regarding Medical Tourism.- Direct-to-Consumers Genetic Testing.- Doctors and torture.-  Emergency services and provision of aid – impact of legal and forensic medicine.-
End of life decisions in neonatology.- Enduring guardianship and power of attorney.- Establishment of a patient ombudsman scheme.- Ethical standards for clinical trials.- Ethics and the interface of ethics and legal medicine.- European approach to regulating human embryonic stem cells.- Evidence Based Medicine and the Law.- Evidence-based Forensic Medicine - Fact or Fiction: A Canadian perspective.- Follow-up of Surgical Patients: A Legal Medicine Perspective.- Forensic Dentistry.-  
Health Care Reform in America: Its Past and Contemporary History.- Hypothetical legal questions and the psychiatric expert.- Informed consent by stealth.-  Informed consent in Saudi Arabia.- Institutional forensic practice in Central America.- Law and science of driving under the influence
Law of Evidence.- Legal and ethical issues in stem cell research in South Africa.- Legal and Forensic Medicine in adults.- Legal and forensic medicine in clinical practice: Psychiatry.- Legal and Forensic Medicine in Geriatrics.-  
Legal and Forensic Medicine in paediatrics.- Legal and Forensic Medicine – a Sri Lankan perspective.- Legal framework for nursing practice in New Zealand.- Legal medicine - through the eyes of a lawyer.- Legal Medicine - UK and Australia.- Legal Medicine and Medical Law: approach to understanding past, present and future of each concept.- Legal Medicine Considerations when assessing fitness to drive in Australia.-  Legal medicine in Middle East and Israel.- Legal medicine in the administration of health care.- Legal Medicine in the US.- Legal Medicine in Turkey.- Legal Medicine, Forensic Medicine and Medico-legal organization in Portugal.-
Legal treatment of disputes on medical malpractice in China.-  
Medical and health law in Czech.- Medical Indemnity insurance.- Medical Law in Common Law Jurisdictions.-
Medical Liabilit.- Neurological malpractice and nonmalpractice liability.-
No-Fault Compensation – The New Zealand Experience
Occupational Health and Safety
Off label use of medication
Off licence use of medications
Ownership of medical records
Paediatric Clinical Trials
Practical and Defensive Medicine – Risk Management
Practical skills of giving evidence
Practice of Legal Medicine in China: Discussing informed consent
Practice of Legal Medicine in Japan: Informed consent in Research
Preparation of a Legal Medicine Report in Australia
Privacy
Product Liability in Medicine
Providing Expert Evidence in an Australian Court Public and Global Health
Regulation of Nanomedicines
Regulation on mediation in the Belgian health care system
Regulatory authorities and insurance companies from a Brazilian perspective in
 comparison to other health care systems
Rights of patients to confidentiality in Russia
Role of medical experts in courts under Turkish law
Sexual Abuse - Current medico-legal, forensic and psychiatric aspects
Sexual assault, and legal and forensic medicine
Shaken Baby Syndrome
South Africa's Disease Burden: An ethical-legal perspective
Suicide in US colleges - legal and clinical perspectives
Surrogacy under French Law
Teaching and learning of legal medicine
The comparative study of medical malpractice liability
The Consent Conversation
The Convention of Human Rights and Bioethics
The Ethics of Genetic Screening
What is forensic medicine - A Clinicians View
What is Legal Medicine - Definition
What the judge expects from the expert witness
Wide-open discussion: is open disclosure an ethical absolute or a cultural contruct?
Wills, Testamentary Capacity and Court-Made Wills

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