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
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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.
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