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Medical law & ethics: Medical Law & Ethics

UK, EU & international medical law & ethics.
Subjects: Law, Medicine

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Medical law & ethics: quick start

Overview

Medical law and ethics considers the rights of patients and responsibilities of doctors with reference to complex moral debate: being legal does not necessarily make a decision or action ethical. Areas covered include rationing decisions where treatment is not universally available, the ability to consent to or refuse treatment, confidentiality, medical negligence, abortion, fertility treatment, organ donation, death and dying, the detention of the mentally ill and carrying out medical research.

Printed resources

Halsbury's Laws is an authoritative encyclopaedia of law in the England and Wales. The main subject volumes will give you a concise overview of the law, while the footnotes will direct you to the most important cases, legislation and commentary in that area. The print volumes are at K1 in the main Reading Room. Use the Cumulative Supplement to check for any new developments in the law since the volume was printed. OU members can access Halsbury's Laws electronically via Lexis®Library.

Law Reserve When you search SOLO for texts you may find - especially if the text is recommended on an undergrad reading list - that the location is shown as "Law Library Reserve Collection." Armed with your University Card/Reader's Card, please ask for these books at the Law Reserve desk in the Reading Room and they will be issued to you for use in the Library.

E-resources

Law reports - try a title search in the LawBod's special database.
Legal databases - search via OxLip+ or scroll down the LawBod's list.
E-books - many will appear in SOLO searches. But titles held on big legal subscription databases such as Westlaw, Lexis etc do not.
E-journals - search the LawBod's special database and (especially if not a law journal) try a title search in OU e-journals.

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