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Medical law & ethics: Journals

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

Selected law journals with special medico-legal focus

Generalist law journals can include relevant articles eg

Rob Heywood & José Miola The changing face of pre-operative medical disclosure: placing the patient at the heart of the matter, (2017)  133 LQR 133  296 (LQR is Law Quarterly Review)

However, there are specialist medico-legal journals such as those listed below. The top group are available electronically to holders of an Oxford SSO.

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Journals with UK focus
AVMA medical & legal journal (1990-1994) in print at Cw UK 300 A185

Current legal problems (1948- ) in print at Cw UK 300 C200

Dispatches (1990-2004) in print at Cw UK 300 D40

Journal of the Medical Defence Union (later MDU journal) (1985- ) in print at Cw UK 300 M140

Medical law monitor (1994- ) in print at Cw UK 300 M150

Medical law review (1993- ) in print at Cw UK 300 M160

Personal Injury Compensation (2004- ) in print at Cw UK 300 P27
(previously called Personal and medical injuries law letter )

Personal injury law journal (2001- ) in print at Cw UK 300 P27.6

Journals with a US focus

Journal of contemporary health law and policy
(1985- ) in print at USA 300 J55

Journal of law, medicine & ethics (1973- ) in print at USA 300 J85


Journals looking at more than one jurisdiction

European journal of health law (1994- ) in print at General 300 E40

Medical law international (1994- ) in print at General 300 M15


Medicine, science, and the law (1960- ) in print at Crim 300 M50

Medico-legal journal of Ireland (1996- ) in print at Ireland 300 M15


Finding legal articles

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There are special tools for you - make use of them too!

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