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Churchill's Medicolegal Pocketbook


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This is a further volume in the successful Churchill POCKETBOOK series. It aims to give highly practical advice to the clinician on those occasions where there is a potential medicolegal issue. As with all volumes in the series the information is presented in a highly accessible style and it will be invaluable in Accident and Emergency Departments and General Practitioner surgeries. By using the correct procedures future potential legal risk can be minimized.

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Key Features

    • Pocketbook series style makes information highly accessible.
    • Deals with the law of England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
    • Practical advice will help minimise legal risk.
    • Covers risk management, which is central to Government health policies.

Published Reviews

    "...this is the best medico-legal book I have seen for the front line doctor in a long time...check out this book, it is a no nonsense, sensible and readable approach to what can be a tricky subject." Dr Harry Brown,, April 2003
    the user with a handy reference, giving clear, practical guidance through a broad spectrum of legal dilemmas." Sarah J Martindale, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth, WA, Hospital Medicine, June 2003

Author Information

    By V. Machin, Senior Registrar, Accident and Emergency Department, Greenwich Hospital, London, UK; F. Lewington, Head of Forensic Science, Metropolitan Police, London, UK; and Peter Dean, LLM, MB, BS, BDS (Hons), DRCOG, H.M., Coroner, Essex; Forensic Physician, London, UK

Customer Reviews

  • Paperback
  • Reference
  • 264 Pages
  • Trim Size: 4 13/16 X 7 5/16 in
  • Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-07133-1
  • Copyright: 2003