Everyday Medical Ethics and Law is based on the core chapters of Medical Ethics Today, focussing on the practical issues and dilemmas common to all doctors. It includes chapters on the law and professional guidance relating to consent, treating people who lack capacity, treating children and young people, confidentiality and health records. The title is UK-wide, covering the law and guidance in each of the four nations. Each chapter has a uniform structure which makes it ideal for use in learning and teaching. «10 Things You Need to Know About…» introduces the key points of the topic, Setting the Scene explains where the issues occur in real life and why doctors need to understand them, and then key definitions are followed by explanations of different scenarios. The book uses real cases to illustrate points and summary boxes to highlight key issues throughout. Whilst maintaining its rigorous attention to detail, Everyday Medical Ethics and Law is an easy read reference book for busy, practising doctors.
Almost all doctors including clinicians need to have an idea about the principles of management. Most doctors have the responsibility for using of resources; leading teams or are involved in the supervision of colleagues. In addition most doctors work in managed systems. Doctors are both managers and are managed. Doctors use resources and play a role in setting priorities, developing policies and making other management decisions. In addition many doctors are working as mangers and executives themselves. Management is defined as getting things done well through and with people, creating an environment in which people can perform as individuals and yet co-operate towards achieving group goals, and removing obstacles to such performance. This book is about a useful set of principles for doctors who manage and non-mangers doctors also.