Legal Liability of Doctors and Hospitals in Canada, 5th Edition SC (Student)
By: Gerald B. Robertson, LL.B., LL.M., Justice Ellen I. Picard, B.Ed. LLB., LL.M., LL.D. (Hon.)
ISBN/ISSN/Product Number: 978-0-7798-8097-3
Product Type: Book
Number of Pages: Approximately 680 pages
Number of Volumes: 1 volume bound
Binding: softcover
Publication Date: 2017-12-29
Publisher: Carswell
Price: Price TBD

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This book is widely viewed as the most authoritative and comprehensive treatment of the law relating to the liability of doctors, health care professionals and hospitals in Canada. Used either as a guide for medical professionals, or as a reference source for legal practitioners, this resource is invaluable.

About the Author
Professor Gerald Robertson teaches tort law, medical law, mental health law, and conflict of laws. He is the author of Mental Disability and the Law in Canada, in its second edition, and co-author of the third edition of Legal Liability of Doctors and Hospitals in Canada, now in its fourth edition. Professor Robertson has written several reports published by the Alberta Law Reform Institute, including "Enduring Powers of Attorney" and "Advance Directives and Substitute Decision-Making in Personal Healthcare." Professor Robertson has published extensively in legal and medical journals in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom.
Ellen Picard, of the Alberta Court of Appeal, received her LL.B. from the Faculty in 1967. She joined the Faculty in 1972 and served as its Associate Dean from 1974 to 1975 and again from 1980 to 1981. In 1977, Justice Picard established the internationally respected Health Law Institute at the Faculty. Justice Picard was appointed to the Court of Queen’s Bench in 1986, and elevated to the Court of Appeal in 1995. The University of Alberta granted her Honorary Professorships in both Law and Medicine, and in 1992, Justice Picard received an Honorary LL.D. from the university. She has provided leadership in the area of judicial education. Among her many notable undertakings, Justice Picard was Vice-President of the Law Reform Commission of Canada and is the coauthor of Legal Liability of Doctors and Hospitals in Canada, now in its fourth edition. The Health Law Institute organizes the annual Picard Health Law Lecture in Justice Picard’s honour.
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