Ethics

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The BMA's Handbook of Ethics and Law 

Our authoritative guide provides practical advice on the legal and ethical issues you encounter day-to-day.

Throughout the book you will find practical and relevant case studies and examples of best practice in real world situations illustrating common ethical and legal problems and advice on how best to manage them.

As the political, regulatory and best practice landscape is always evolving, we publish updates to the different chapters of the book to account for any significant changes since publication.

 

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Chapter updates

Chapter Updates
1.  The doctor-patient relationship August 2016
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2.  Consent, choice and refusal: adults with capacity
12 February 2013
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3.  Treating adults who lack capacity
15 February 2013
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4.  Children and young people
 
5.  Confidentiality

15 November 2013
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6.  Health records
September 2013
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7.  Contraception, abortion, and birth
8.  Assisted reproduction 12 February 2013
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 9.  Genetics
 
 10.  Caring for patients at the end of life
 
 11.  Euthanasia and physician assisted suicide
13 February 2013
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 12.  Responsibilities after a patient’s death
15 April 2013
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 13.  Prescribing and administering medication
15 November 2013
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 14.  Research and innovative treatment
12 February 2013
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 15.  Emergency situations
 
 16.  Doctors with dual obligations
 
 17.  Providing treatment and care in detention settings
August 2013
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 18.  Education and training
August 2013
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 19.  Teamwork, referral, delegation and shared care
 
 20.  Public health dimensions of medical practice
 
 21.  Reducing risk, clinical error, and poor performance
15 February 2013
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