Medical Ethics and Law, The Core Curriculum, 2nd Edition

Medical Ethics and Law

2nd Edition The Core Curriculum

By Tony Hope, MA, PhD, MBBch, FRCPsych, MFPH, Professor of Medical Ethics and Fellow of St Cross College, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK; Julian Savulescu, BMedSci, MB, BS, MA, PhD, Uehiro Chair in Practical Ethics, Director, Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics University of Oxford, Oxford, UK; and Judith Hendrick, BA, LLM, Department of Social Sciences and Law, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK

Part 1: Ethical and legal background: Reasoning about ethics. Ethics and legal background. Three core concepts in medical ethics - best interests, autonomy and rights. An introduction to law. Doctors, patients and professions.

Part 2. Specific topics. Consent. Confidentiality. Genetics. Reproductive medicine. Children. Mental disorder. End of life. Resource allocation. Research. Disease, disability and human enhancement.

Useful web resources in medical ethics and law.