The comprehensive scope; detailed analysis; and smart, probing insight from two of Canada’s most respected health law experts have made Legal Liability of Doctors and Hospitals in Canada Canada’s pre-eminent text on medical malpractice law. These same qualities – packaged in a convenient, economical softcover student edition – make it the perfect resource to introduce your students to the complex, evolving world of medical and malpractice law.
In the long-awaited Fifth Edition, the authors illuminate the complex issues behind the headlines – providing clarification where legislation may fail to do so and examining the challenges and opportunities revealed by recent decisions.
Stimulate their interest with probing, invigorating discussions of such emerging and controversial issues as physician-assisted death for terminally ill patients. The authors tackle these and other important issues with insightful commentary and a detailed examination of the law, including citations of all important case law and legislation relevant to every topic, including updated explorations of:
• Invasion of privacy
• Medically assisted death
• Issues relating to a physician’s duty of disclosure in emergencies and the extent of information that must be disclosed about the nature of the risks associated with particular procedures
• The scope of implied consent including withdrawal of treatment without consent
• The duty of care owed to a fetus
• The standard of care involving residents and students
• The duty to refer
• Conscientious objection
• The role of the expert witness