Preface -- Part One: The Good Doctor: the ideal -- Part Two: Problem doctors: part of the reality -- Part Three: The roadblocks: why is change so difficult? -- Part Four: Prescription for change: what can we improve? -- Epilogue -- Select Bibliography -- Acknowledgements -- Index.
With law degrees from Auckland and Oxford Universities, Ron Paterson is now Professor of Health Law and Policy at The University of Auckland. He was the Health and Disability Commissioner for a decade and Deputy Director-General of the Ministry of Health, 1998-99. He is the co-editor of the text Medical Law in New Zealand (2006) and researched and wrote The Good Doctor while a NZ Law Foundation International Research Fellow.