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Mason and McCall Smith’s Law and Medical Ethics

Laurie, G   Harmon, SHE   Porter, G  (eds)

Oxford University Press   April 7 2016

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ISBN 9780198747512 (paperback)

This classic textbook has provided students of medical law and ethics with a framework for exploring this fascinating subject for over 30 years. Providing coverage of all of the topics found on medical law courses, it gives an overview of the inter-relationship between ethical medical practice and the law.

Medical law is significantly shaped by the courts, and as such this book provides extensive coverage of recent judicial decisions as well as statutory developments. This book has continually evolved to reflect changes in the law and shifting ethical opinions and the tenth edition continues to fulfil this remit.


  • Covers the whole field of modern ethical medical practice, making the book suitable for use on all undergraduate and postgraduate medical law courses
  • Clearly sets out both sides of the argument in ethical debates, and offers the authors’ own perspectives, encouraging students to explore and form their own opinions
  • Takes account of the influence of international jurisdictions, particularly in the EU, over the development of UK law