Marshall B. Kapp, JD, MPH
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Kapp MB. Law for Doctors. Ann Intern Med. 2001;135:308. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-135-4-200108210-00034
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2001;135(4):308.
Leung WC. 190 pages. Malden, MA: Blackwell Science; 2000. $49.95. ISBN 0632052430. Order phone 800-759-6102.
Field of medicine: Legal medicine.
Format: Softcover book.
Audience: Physicians in all fields, especially those practicing in the United Kingdom.
Purpose: To provide concise, practical legal information and guidance for physicians.
Content: The first part of the book deals with legal questions that arise in the physician-patient relationship, such as consent to treatment, confidentiality, and relief of symptoms in terminally ill patients. The next part concentrates on the various contexts in which physicians' actions may be challenged legally: for example, vicarious liability, product liability, and the employer-employee relationship. The final section covers death certifications, research and publications, writing of medicolegal reports, and court testifying.
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