100 Cases in Clinical Ethics and Lawexplores legal and ethical dilemmas through 100 clinical scenarios typical of those encountered by medical students and junior doctors in the emergency or outpatient department, on the ward or in the community setting. Covering issues such as consent, capacity, withdrawal of treatment, confidentiality and whistle-blowing, each scenario has a practical problem-solving element, encouraging readers to explore their own beliefs and values including those that arise as a result of differing cultural and religious backgrounds. Answer pages highlight key points in each case, providing advice on how to deal with the emotive issues that occur when practising medicine and guidance on appropriate behaviour.
Making speedy and appropriate decisions, and choosing the best course of action to take as a result, is one of the most important and challenging parts of training to become a doctor. These true-to-life cases will teach students and junior doctors to recognize ethical and legal dilemmas as they arise, and to respond appropriately.
Carolyn Johnston, LLB, LLM, MA, PhD, adviser in medical law and ethics, School of Medical Education, King’s College London; senior lecturer, Kingston University; and member of the Institute of Medical Ethics Education Steering Group, UK
Penelope Bradbury,MBBS, MA, BSc, MRCGP, GP partner at The Witterings Medical Centre, and GP associate in accident and emergency medicine, Chichester, UK
100 Cases Series Editor:
Janice Rymer,MD, FRCOG, FRANZCOG, FHEA, dean of student affairs and lead for Twinned Institutions, and professor of gynaecology, King's College School of Medicine, London, UK