Churchill’s Guide to UK Medicolegal Essentials,
Edition 2
By Vanessa Machin

Publication Date: 22 Nov 2023

Churchill’s Guide to UK Medicolegal Essentials provides a no-nonsense guide to managing those everyday clinical scenarios that have potential or obvious legal implications. With a clear, practical and easy-to-read style, it takes you through everything that you need to know including the UK legal systems, complaints handling, clinical governance and risk management, disciplinary procedures, and how the law relates to alcohol, drugs, mental health and end of life.

This is an ideal book for medical, nursing, dental and paramedic students preparing for exams or interviews, all grades of healthcare professionals, police staff, and anyone needing a brief overview of the legal intricacies of medical practice.

Key Features

  • Defines the law of England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland
  • Provides tips on preparing a police statement, appearing in court and obtaining forensic samples
  • Scenarios and questions to bring the law to life
  • Filled with practical advice to help you understand and minimise risks to your practice
  • Covers risk management, which is central to Government health policies
  • An enhanced eBook version is included with purchase. The eBook allows you to access all the text, figures and references, with the ability to search, customize your content, make notes and highlights, and have content read aloud

New Features

  • Comprehensive update of all areas of medical law
  • New chapter on the Sexual Offences Act 2003
  • New questions and scenarios to test your knowledge and understanding
About the author
By Vanessa Machin
Table of Contents

1 British Legal Systems
2 Legal Procedure and Appearing in Court
3 Preparing a Police Statement
4 Forensic Samples
5 Consent
6 Confidentiality and Disclosure
7 Clinical Governance and Risk Management
8 Handling Complaints
9 Clinical Negligence
10 Disciplinary Bodies and Procedures
11 Death and the Healthcare Professional
12 Brain Stem Death and Organ Donation
13 Euthanasia, Withdrawing Treatment and Advance Decisions
14 Child Abuse and the Children Acts
15 The Sexual Offences Acts and Child Sexual Abuse
16 The Law Relating to Mental Health
17 The Law Relating to Alcohol and Driving
18 The Law Relating to Drugs

Book details
ISBN: 9780323934435
Page Count: 184
Retail Price : £32.99