Clinical practice and the law – a Legal Primer for Clinicians
With forewords by James Badenoch Q.C. Chairman Emeritus EWI, Dr Jan Wise Chair of the BMA Medico-Legal Committee 2004-2018 and Michael A Foy Chairman of the Medico-Legal Committee of the British Orthopaedic Association.
”This guide provides essential information for those anxious about the boundaries between medicine and the law, and who wish to equip themselves better for a career in medicine.” Dr M E J Wise MSc FRCPsych IDFAPA
“Those in established clinical practice would do well to consult this book as a matter of course, and it deserves to become a basis for study for those in training.” James Badenoch Q.C.
“A knowledge of the law and its relationship to both clinical and expert witness practice is essential. … Giles Eyre is ideally qualified to give advice on such matters to the medical profession.” Michael A Foy FRCS Consultant Orthopaedic & Spinal Surgeon
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Publication: 26 October 2018
Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: Professional Solutions Publications
Dimensions: 234mm x 156mm x 24.25mm
Author: Giles Eyre
This essential guide to medicine and the law, written by barrister Giles Eyre, addresses the fundamentals of how the law, lawyers and the legal system affect clinical practice. Medicine and the law are intricately linked through statutes, regulations and the common law. Yet, very few clinicians have more than a fuzzy understanding of the law and understand even less about how lawyers will approach medical matters when it is alleged that treatment has fallen short of what is reasonably to be expected of treating clinicians.
The text explores:
- the common law principles that provide the context for clinical practice
- the importance of high-quality medical communication skills
- the need for explanatory and clear medical notes and records
- the differences between evidence of fact and expert evidence
- essential legal knowledge in key-areas of clinical practice, including: Clinicians who integrate the basic legal principles explored in the text into their practice will not only develop a more robust approach to clinical practice, but are also likely to become better clinicians in the process.
To view the table of contents and foreword to the book, please view the following PDFs:
Giles regularly presents workshops and seminars for medical practitioners and other expert witnesses on legal principles, effective report writing and giving evidence. He is co-author of Writing Medico-Legal Reports in Civil Claims – an essential guide (2nd ed 2015)
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Hugh Koch – Professor in Law & Psychology
A further excellent publication from a barrister with a wealth of practical experience in understanding how lawyers and experts interact in the field of civil litigation. Read More