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The relationship between medical law and good medical ethics

Jackson, Emily (2015) The relationship between medical law and good medical ethics. Journal of Medical Ethics, 41 (1). pp. 95-98. ISSN 0306-6800

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Identification Number: 10.1136/medethics-2014-102311


In the UK, medical ethics and law are often thought of and taught together, but while ‘good medical ethics’ is often reflected in law–the need to obtain a patient's adequately informed consent, for example—this is not necessarily the case. Sometimes medical ethics is more demanding than law; at other times, perhaps counterintuitively, the law appears to ask more of doctors than does good medical ethics.

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Additional Information: © 2015 British Medical Journal Publishing Group
Divisions: Law
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
K Law > K Law (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2015 12:07
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2021 02:05

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