- An invaluable text for those studying medical law at LLB and postgraduate level and a useful resource for researchers and students of Philosophy, Ethics and Medicine.
- Covers major topics such as: NHS Structure, Resources and Negligence; Consent and Patient Information; Reproductive Medicine; Research; Transplantation and The End of Life.
- Combines detailed legal description and analysis with moral theory and philosophy.
- Considers the wider contextual pressures facing the law such as the impact of patient consumerism, the changing perceptions of medicine, and the impact of increasingly direct (international and domestic) recognition of human rights.
- Includes reference to international instruments and the laws of other jurisdictions enabling students to compare with domestic law.
- Summary boxes throughout each chapter highlight key points and aid revision.
- Offers suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter as well as a detailed bibliography
New to this edition:
Coverage of new legal developments, including:
- Supreme Court decision in Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board  UKSC 11
- Access to Medical Treatments (Innovation) Act 2016
- Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Mitochondrial Donation) Regulations 2015/572