Medical Law

Second edition

by Jo Samanta and Ash Samanta

About this book

This major new text provides a thorough exploration of medical law and ethics, written from the perspective of authors who are medical and health care practitioners as well as law lecturers. This unique combination of academic knowledge and professional experience provides a unique perspective through which the subject is examined with academic rigour underpinned by practical insights.

The text features an innovative series of scenarios threaded through each chapter to illustrate the practical realities behind the rules and concepts discussed. The format also includes mind maps, key terms, end of chapter summaries, self-test exercises and suggestions for further reading.

About the authors

Jo Samanta is a Principal Lecturer at Leicester De Montfort Law School where she researches in medical law and ethics and teaches the subject at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She has formerly held a range of senior nursing and midwifery positions and is a qualified doctor.

Ash Samanta is a Consultant Rheumatologist at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and a part-time Lecturer at Leicester De Montfort Law School, where he teaches in medical law and ethics.

Table of contents

  • The Scope and Nature of Medical Law
  • The Contemporary Health Care Environment
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Capacity and Consent to Medical Treatment
  • The Beginning of Life
  • Children
  • Clinical Research
  • Human Tissue and Transplantation
  • Mental Health Law
  • The End of Life
  • Future Challenges