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Legal Standards

Synopsis
A discussion on medicine and the law led by Diana Brahams who is a barrister-at-law, editor of the ‘Medico-Legal Journal’ and legal correspondent to ‘The Lancet’. The participants are Raanan Gillon, doctor and editor of the ‘Journal of Medical Ethics’; Michael Drummond, health economist, Jack Dowie and Beverly Hunt. Diana Brahams introduces the discussion by outlining the current legal position regarding ‘informed consent’ and by arguing for a ‘no-blame’ system of compensation for adverse consequences of medical intervention. The discussion covers, informed consent, the ‘prudent patient’ standard, the ‘respected body of medical opinion’ standard, the nature of legal damages.
Series
Professional Judgment and Decision Making, Course D300
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 25 min.
Year of production
1987
Availability
Off-air recording licence
Sale
Subjects
Law; Medical sciences
Keywords
doctors; judgment; medical ethics

Credits

Producer
Jeremy Cooper

Production Company

Name

BBC Open University Productions

Distributor

Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
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