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Reasonable Care: Legal Perspectives on the Doctor-Patient Relationship-Harvey Teff

  • Title: Reasonable Care: Legal Perspectives on the Doctor-Patient Relationship
  • Author: Harvey Teff
  • Released: 1995-02-16
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  • Pages: 304
  • ISBN: 0198255780
  • ISBN13: 978-0198255789
  • ASIN: 0198255780

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Review `Medical practitioners concerned or downright worried about medical negligence would do well to consult Harvey Teff's Reasonable Care ... it offers important reading for legal scholars and for busy medical practitioners who ought to be aware of such landmark cases as Bolam, Alcock, Gold, Maynard, and Rogers v Whitaker as well as of the (changing attitude of the courts today ... extra-ordinarily well-written and well-researched ... he has a splendid grasp of this fast-changing uncertain medicolegal epoch - historically, politically, sociologically, and philosophically ...his arguments are persuasive, reasonable, and caring ... thanks to Teff's book, medical practitioners will have a healthy way of thinking about their profession and the law itself - maybe even about lawyers too.' The Lancet

`we can only be grateful to him for a thought-provoking, if expensive, contribution to a debate of potentially wide-ranging impact' Bulletin of Medical Ethics

`Medical practitioners concerned or downright worried about medical negligence would do well to consult Harvey Teff's Reasonable Care: Legal Perspectives on the Doctor/Patient Relationship. It offers important reading for legal scholars and for busy medical practitioners who ought to be aware of such landmark cases as Bolam, Alcock, Gold, Maynard, and Rogers vr Whitaker as well as of the (changing) attitude of the courts today ... extraordinarily well-written and well-researched ... he has a splendid grasp of this fast-changing, uncertain medicolegal epoch - historically, politically, sociologically, and philosophically ... His arguments are persuasive, reasonable, and caring ... Thanks to Teff's book, medical practitioners will have a healthy way of thinking about their profession and the law itself - maybe even about lawyers too.' The Lancet

About the Author
Harvey Teff is a Doctor of the Middle Temple and a barrister.
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