Medical Ethics Today
Now in its third edition, Medical Ethics Today is the BMA’s handbook on ethics and law. It provides a practical and easy to use guide to the ethical and legal issues in medicine faced by all healthcare professionals.
Written by the specialist advisors in the BMA’s medical ethics department, under the direction of the BMA medical ethics committee, and reviewed by leading medical ethicists and lawyers, it provides comprehensive coverage of the ethical issues in modern medicine.
Throughout, we provide practical and relevant case studies and examples of best practice in real world situations to illustrate how the guidance can be used in practice.
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- access the book for free online through the BMA library’s e-books collection.
As the legal, regulatory and best practice landscape is always evolving, we publish updated to the different chapters following any significant changes since publication.
- The doctor-patient relationship
- Consent, choice and refusal: adults with capacity
- Treating adults who lack capacity
- Children and young people
- Health records
- Contraception, abortion, and birth
- Assisted reproduction
- Caring for patients at the end of life
- Euthanasia and physician assisted suicide
- Responsibilities after a patient’s death
- Prescribing and administering medication
- Research and innovative treatment
- Emergency situations
- Doctors with dual obligations
- Providing treatment and care in detention settings
- Education and training
- Teamwork, referral, delegation and shared care
- Public health dimensions of medical practice
- Reducing risk, clinical error, and poor performance
Everyday Medical Ethics and Law
Everyday Medical Ethics and Law pulls out the practical advice on the everyday ethical dilemmas found in our main guide, Medical Ethics Today and presents it in a handy paperback reference guide.
- best practice standards
- legal benchmarks
- advice from expert organisations on a range of areas, such as: the doctor-patient relationship, consent and capacity, and confidentiality.
Each chapter is designed for effective learning with '10 need-to-know points' on each topic, before outlining the situations in which it might arise in real life, and why doctors need to understand them.
BMA members can save 15% off the cover price and purchase the book from Wiley or other booksellers.
Withholding and withdrawing life-prolonging treatment: guidance for decision making
This book provides clear guidance and information for doctors on one of the most controversial and emotive issues in medicine: withholding and withdrawing life-prolonging medical treatment. This book is available to purchase as an e-book and as a paperback from Wiley.
Please note that for the most up-to-date guidance on decisions about clinically-assisted nutrition and hydration (CANH) and adults who lack capacity in England and Wales, you should view our dedicated guidance on CANH.