By J. P. Jackson (auth.), J. P. Jackson MB, FRCS (eds.)
Legal motion regarding medical professionals, both as defendants or professional witnesses, has enormously elevated over the last decade and few can now stay aloof from this point in their career. Written by means of medical professionals (including 5 Council participants of the scientific Defence Union of serious Britain) and legal professionals, this sensible consultant deals transparent and complete recommendation to all involved. Part I discusses the right way to write scientific studies, specially whilst consent is needed or private info is concerned. Part II covers contentious matters in a number of scientific specialties which many times come up in litigation; recognized examples are circumstances regarding whiplash accidents or perinatal mind harm. In Part III attorneys talk about the medico-legal difficulties of the solicitor's function, court docket testimony and clinical negligence. This publication is a important connection with all participants of the scientific occupation. attorneys, officers and others open air the scientific career who come into touch with scientific litigation yet have restricted scientific wisdom will locate a lot beneficial information.
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These require every health authority to take all necessary steps to secure that any information capable of identifying an individual, which is obtained by health authority officers with respect to persons examined or treated for any sexually transmitted disease, shall not be disclosed except to another doctor, or someone employed under his direction, in connection with the treatment or prevention of the spread of such diseases. (See also the section on AIDS below). The General Rule and Exceptions The General Rule This is set out in the UK General Medical Council's publication Professional Conduct and Discipline: Fitness to Practise (GMC, 1990).
See also the section on AIDS below). The General Rule and Exceptions The General Rule This is set out in the UK General Medical Council's publication Professional Conduct and Discipline: Fitness to Practise (GMC, 1990). Subject to certain exceptions it is a doctor's duty to observe strictly the rule of professional secrecy by refraining from disclosing voluntarily to any third party information which has been learned directly or indirectly in his or her professional capacity as a registered medical practitioner.
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A Practical Guide to Medicine and the Law by J. P. Jackson (auth.), J. P. Jackson MB, FRCS (eds.)