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Introduction to Medico-Legal Practice

Introduction to Medico-Legal Practice is the first interdisciplinary, introductory South African text in the field of medico-legal practice. This publication provides legal and medical students and practitioner

Publication Language: English
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Introduction to Medico-Legal Practice is the first interdisciplinary, introductory South African text in the field of medico-legal practice. This publication provides legal and medical students and practitioners with the knowledge and skills to improve the administration of criminal and civil justice as well as the enforcement of human rights under the new Constitution. It also contributes to the development of a culture of patients' rights and to proper patient management.

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Table of contents

Part A - Medical Law and Bioethics

Chapter 1 - Legal Aspects of Medical Practice

Chapter 2 - Bioethics

Part B - Medico-Legal Aspects of Selected Disciplines

Chapter 3 - Family Medicine

Chapter 4 - Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Chapter 5 - Paediatrics

Chapter 6 - Forensic Psychiatry

Chapter 7 - Sports Medicine

Chapter 8 - Environmental and Occupational Health

Chapter 9 - Clinical Forensic Nursing

Part C - Traumatology

Chapter 10 - Wounds

Chapter 11 - Asphyxia

Chapter 12 - Thermal, Electrical and Radiation Injuries

Chapter 13 - Firearm Injuries and Explosions

Chapter 14 - Transportation Injuries and Fatalities

Part D - Clinical Forensic Medicine

Chapter 15 - Domestic Violence

Chapter 16 - Sexual Offences

Chapter 17 - Medico-Legal Aspects of Drugs and Poisons

Chapter 18 - Medico-Legal Aspects of Alcohol

Chapter 19 - Torture and Custody-related Deaths

Part E - Forensic Pathology

Chapter 20 - Examination of the Scene of Death

Chapter 21 - The Autopsy

Chapter 22 - Death and Post-mortem Changes

Chapter 23 - Sudden Unexpected Deaths

Chapter 24 - Human Identification

Chapter 25 - Forensic Odontology

Chapter 26 - Mass Disasters