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Question: Critically analyse the legal issues surrounding pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) and IVF.

Apply relevant principles of law to the medical facts and assess the ethical considerations surrounding the circumstances of so called ‘saviour siblings’ as well as IVF more generally.

Mark 1st Class 79% - LLB Year 3 Undergraduate

Answer: IVF also known as ‘in vitro’ fertilisation is a form of conception governed by the 1990 act. This gives people access to facilities of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) to reproduce and the...


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Details: - Mark: 79% | Course: Medical Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 2959 | References: Yes | Date written: March, 2013 | Date submitted: January 05, 2014 | Coursework ID: 825

Question: Analyse the extent of consent and when its required in relation to Rosanna giving consideration to both legal and ethical issues. (Problem question text not available)

Year 3 LLB Law undergraduate

Answer: In order for consent to be valid the patient must have capacity, sufficient information and made voluntarily. Consent is important as it’s an essential prerequisite for medical treatment; a competent adult must...


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Details: - Mark: 74% | Course: Medical Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 2978 | References: Yes | Date written: November, 2012 | Date submitted: January 05, 2014 | Coursework ID: 827

Question: The case of Bolam v Friern Hospital Management Committee has been extended – needs to be restricted.

Discuss.

Answer: Historically, it is much harder to sue a doctor than would be the situation in a simple running-down case; a higher standard of proof is required . This statement would, perhaps, be...


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Details: - Mark: 71% | Course: Medical Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 2226 | References: Yes | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: September 29, 2008 | Coursework ID: 10

Question: 'Patient confidentiality is adequately protected by medical law.' Discuss.

Answer: Patient confidentiality is a fundamental tenet of professional medical ethics . It is an expression of patient privacy and is central to the promotion of confidence in the doctor-patient relationship. It is...


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Details: - Mark: 70% | Course: Medical Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 1995 | References: Yes | Date written: March, 2011 | Date submitted: May 02, 2013 | Coursework ID: 787

Question: Assess the correctness and appropriateness of the current legistlation governing the various categories of euthanasia.

Answer: TERMINOLOGY, CURRENT LEGISLATION AND THE DIANE PRETTY CASE Euthanasia concerns the premature cessation of life. Despite often being viewed as a ‘good death’ , owing to its painlessness and resultant relief from...


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Details: - Mark: 66% | Course: Medical Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 10000 | References: Yes | Date written: November, 2004 | Date submitted: October 13, 2008 | Coursework ID: 36

Question: Is the Doctrine of Double Effect legalising Euthanasia by the back door?

Answer: In order to fully discuss this question, the definitions of both double effect and euthanasia must be established and the medical, moral and legal aspects compared. Lord Edmund Davies surmised how these...


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Details: - Mark: 65% | Course: Medical Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 10000 | References: No | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: October 20, 2008 | Coursework ID: 160

Question: ‘In establishing the standard of professional conduct that ought be reasonably adopted by doctors, common law does little more than articulate standards adopted by doctors themselves, it does not impose those of its own.’ Discuss the accuracy of this statement.

Answer: This statement is concerned with the discussion of standard of care. An important point to note when discussing standard of care is that, the standard to which a doctor will be judged...


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Details: - Mark: 65% | Course: Medical Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 1861 | References: Yes | Date written: February, 2003 | Date submitted: October 20, 2008 | Coursework ID: 159

Question: ‘The English courts only pretend to respect patient autonomy. In any difficult case, the judges prefer the doctors’ judgement of the patient’s best interests.’

Answer: Self governance or autonomy fundamentally depends on capacity to make ones own decisions. Mentally competent people are said to enjoy the right to autonomy, not least in their own health and treatment...


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Details: - Mark: 64% | Course: Medical Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 2767 | References: Yes | Date written: April, 2003 | Date submitted: February 20, 2009 | Coursework ID: 431

Question: The Law of Medical Negligence

Answer: One case has overshadowed medical negligence for over 40 years, Bolam v Friern Barnet Hospital Management Committee set the rules which medical negligence claimants have struggled against ever since. However, recent developments...


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Details: - Mark: 64% | Course: Medical Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 3495 | References: Yes | Date written: January, 2004 | Date submitted: October 21, 2008 | Coursework ID: 161

Question: The decision in Chester v Afshar 2004 UKHL 41 can be interpreted to mean both that a claimant can ignore the traditional rules of causation in a clinical negligence case and that the Bolam test (Bolam v Friern HMC 1957 2 All ER 582) is no longer relevant in determining what a patient should be told regarding the risks of medical treatment.

Consider the accuracy of this statement.

Answer: Chester v Afshar (1) has influenced two main issues in medical law and those are; the departure from the traditional rules of causation and the extent of disclosure of information prior to...


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Details: - Mark: 64% | Course: Medical Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 4734 | References: Yes | Date written: March, 2006 | Date submitted: October 20, 2008 | Coursework ID: 157


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