Legal Liability of Doctors and Hospitals in Canada, 5th Edition SC (Student)
By: Gerald B. Robertson, LL.B., LL.M., Justice Ellen I. Picard, O.C., 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: 2017-12-18
Publisher: Carswell
Price: $127.00

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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
About the Author

Gerald B. Robertson, Q.C., LL.B., LL.M., is a Professor Emeritus of Law at the University of Alberta (retired in 2016). During his 38-year career as a law professor he specialized in health law (including mental health law), and taught tort law and conflict of laws. He served as the inaugural Katz Group Chair in Health Law at the U of A from 2011 to 2016. Professor Robertson is a member of the Alberta Bar, and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2000. He has published extensively in legal and medical journals in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom, and has contributed numerous book chapters and law reform reports. He’s also the author of Mental Disability and the Law in Canada, Second Edition (Thomson Reuters), the third of edition of which is under preparation.

Justice Ellen I. Picard, O.C., B.Ed., LL.B., LL.M., LL.D., of the Alberta Court of Appeal, received her LL.B. from the Faculty of Law, University of Alberta, in 1967. She joined the Faculty in 1972 and served as its Associate Dean from 1974 to 1975 and from 1980 to 1981. In 1977, Justice Picard established the internationally respected Health Law Institute at the Faculty. She was appointed to the Court of Queen’s Bench in 1986 and to the Court of Appeal in 1995. The University of Alberta granted her Honorary Professorships in both Law and Medicine, and in 1992 she received an Honorary LL.D. from the university. Among her many notable undertakings, Justice Picard was Vice-President of the Law Reform Commission of Canada. In 2016 she was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada, which is one of Canada’s highest civilian honours and recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to Canada, and service to the nation. In 2016, she retired from the Bench.

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