Medical Law and Ethics in Malaysia

Medical Law and Ethics in Malaysia

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Medical Law and Ethics in Malaysia by Ramakrishna Tharini and Jason Low

Author Ramakrishna Tharini and Jason Low
Publication Date 02 September, 2021
ISBN 9789674009953
Soft Cover


Publisher: LexisNexis

This book aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the issues relating to medical law and ethics in Malaysia, with a predominantly practical perspective. While a substantial part of this book is devoted to the constituent elements which make up the tort of clinical negligence, other legal and ethical issues relating to the practice of medicine and the provision of healthcare, such as patients’ autonomy, confidentiality, consent, issues on abortion and medically assisted dying are also explored in some detail. This book provides a practical perspective on the subject of medical law and ethics in Malaysia. Medical and legal practitioners, as well as students from both fraternities can expect to benefit from this book

Table of contents

Chapter 1: An Introduction to Medical Jurisprudence
Chapter 2: Medical Negligence & Malpractice: An
Chapter 3: Medical Negligence – Duty of Care
Chapter 4: Medical Negligence – Breach of Duty of Care
Chapter 5: Medical Negligence – Factual Causation
Chapter 6: Medical Negligence – Remoteness
Chapter 7: Medical Negligence Claims in Malaysia
Chapter 8: Damages
Chapter 9: Complaints, Grievance Mechanism & Professional Conduct Regulations
Chapter 10: Patient Autonomy, Consent & Capacity of Minors
Chapter 11: Confidentiality
Chapter 12: Medicine and Criminal Law
Chapter 13: The Mental Health Act 2001
Chapter 14: Medical Genetics & Organ Transplantation Services in Malaysia
Chapter 15: Abortion & Wrongful Birth Claims
Chapter 16: Medically Assisted Dying


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