Medical Law in Belgium

Author: Herman Nys
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
ISBN: 9789041133199
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Law

Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this convenient volume provides comprehensive analysis of the law affecting the physician-patient relationship in Belgium. Cutting across the traditional compartments with

Medical Law in Belgium

Author: Herman Nys
Publisher:
ISBN: 9041141537
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Law

Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this convenient volume provides comprehensive analysis of the law affecting the physician-patient relationship in Belgium. Cutting across the traditional compartments with

Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide

Author: David Albert Jones
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107198869
Release Date: 2017-09-30
Genre: Law

In this book, a global panel of experts considers the international implications of legalised euthanasia based on experiences from Belgium.

Euthanasia and Law in Europe

Author: John Griffiths
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781847314307
Release Date: 2008-05-21
Genre: Law

This book is a successor to J Griffiths, A Bood and H Weyers, Euthanasia and Law in the Netherlands (Amsterdam University Press 1998) which was widely praised for its thoroughness, clarity, and accuracy. The new book emphasises recent legal developments and new research, and has been expanded to include a full treatment of Belgium, where since 2002 euthanasia has also become legal. The book also includes descriptions written by local specialists of the legal situation and what is known about actual practice in a number of other European countries (England and Wales, France, Italy, Scandinavia, Spain, Switzerland). The book strives for as complete and dispassionate a description of the situation as possible. It covers in detail: - the substantive law applicable to euthanasia, physician-assisted suicide, withholding and withdrawing treatment, use of pain relief in potentially lethal doses, palliative and terminal sedation, and termination of life without a request (in particular in the case of newborn babies); -the process of legal development that has led to the current state of the law; -the system of legal control and its operation in practice; -the results of empirical research concerning actual medical practice. A concluding part deals with some general questions that arise out of the material presented: Is the legalisation of euthanasia an example of the decline of law or should it, on the contrary, be seen as part and parcel of the increasing juridification of the doctor-patient relationship? Does the Dutch experience with legalised euthanasia support the idea of a 'slippery slope' toward a situation in which life-especially of the more vulnerable members of society-is less effectively protected? Is it possible to explain and to predict when a society will decide to legalise euthanasia?

The Constitution of Belgium

Author: Patricia Popelier
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781782259466
Release Date: 2015-10-22
Genre: Law

In this book, the institutional structure and the principles governing the Belgian constitutional system are explained in the light of its historical, demographic and political context.

Medical Liability in Europe

Author: Bernhard A. Koch
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110260168
Release Date: 2011-07-28
Genre: Law

Ten years after the first study published in this field by the European Centre of Tort and Insurance Law, liability for medical malpractice is still a hot topic throughout Europe and it continues to expand and develop. In order to provide an update on the current situation across European legal systems, this book includes fourteen country reports authored by renowned experts from each legal system. In addition to providing a theoretical survey of key issues, each contributor also analyzed six hypotheticals based on actual cases, thereby also providing practical guidance on major aspects of liability claims. A concluding comparative analysis highlights commonalities and differences in the liability rules employed, dispute resolution procedures and the insurance background.

Medical Law in South Africa

Author: Slabbert
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
ISBN: 9789041136312
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Medical laws and legislation

Now also available as eBook Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this convenient volume provides comprehensive analysis of the law affecting the physician-patient relationship in South Africa. Cutting across the traditional compartments with which lawyers are familiar, medical law is concerned with issues arising from this relationship, and not with the many wider juridical relations involved in the broader field of health care law. After a general introduction, the book systematically describes law related to the medical profession, proceeding from training, licensing, and other aspects of access to the profession, through disciplinary and professional liability and medical ethics considerations and quality assurance, to such aspects of the physician-patient relationship as rights and duties of physicians and patients, consent, privacy, and access to medical records. Also covered are specific issues such as organ transplants, human medical research, abortion, and euthanasia, as well as matters dealing with the physician in relation to other health care providers, health care insurance, and the health care system. Succinct and practical, this book will prove to be of great value to professional organizations of physicians, nurses, hospitals, and relevant government agencies. Lawyers representing parties with interests in South Africa will welcome this very useful guide, and academics and researchers will appreciate its comparative value as a contribution to the study of medical law in the international context.

Medical Law and Ethics

Author: Jonathan Herring
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198702269
Release Date: 2014-04-24
Genre: Law

Medical Law and Ethics covers not only the core legal principles, key cases, and statutes that govern medical law, but also explores the key ethical debates and dilemmas that exist in the field to ensure that the law is firmly embedded within its context. Carefully constructed features highlight these debates, drawing out the European angles, religious beliefs, and feminist perspectives which influence legal regulations. Other features such as "a shock to the system", "public opinion" and "reality check" introduce further sociological aspects, contributing to the lively and engaging manner with which the subject is approached. Online Resource Centre This book is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre which includes: * Bibliography and further reading * Links to key cases * Author video podcast * Web links * Links to key sites with information on medical law and ethics