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List of statues and regulations. List of cases. Where to find legal cases online. Medical Ethics Committee. Acknowledgements. Preface to the third edition. Introduction: Bridging the gap between theory and practice: the BMA?s approach to medical ethics. 1: The doctor-patient relationship. 2: Consent, choice and refusal: adults with capacity. 3: Treating adults who lack capacity. 4: Children and young people. 5: Confidentiality. 6: Health records. 7: Contraception, abortion, and birth. 8: Assisted reproduction. 9: Genetics. 10: Caring for patients at the end of life. 11: Euthanasia and physician assisted suicide. 12: Responsibilities after a patient?s death. 13: Prescribing and administering medication. Chapter 14: Research and innovative treatment. 15: Emergency situations. 16: Doctors with dual obligations. 17: Providing treatment and care in detention settings. 18: Education and training. 19: Teamwork, referral, delegation and shared care. 20: Public health dimensions of medical practice. 21: Reducing risk, clinical error, and poor performance. AppendixA: Hippocratic Oath. Appendix B: Declaration of Geneva. Appendix C: Declaration of a new doctor, as devised by Imperial College School of Medicine graduating year of 2001. Index.

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The British Medical Association is the professional association and registered trade union for doctors in the United Kingdom. The association does not regulate or certify doctors, a responsibility which lies with the General Medical Council.

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