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Medical Law in Belgium, Sixth edition by NYS

Medical Law in Belgium, Sixth edition

By Herman Nys


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Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this convenient volume provides comprehensive analysis of the law affecting the physician-patient relationship in Belgium. Cutting across the traditional compartments with which lawyers are familiar, medical law is concerned with issues arising from this relationship, and not with the many wider juridical relations involved in the broader field of health care law.

After a general introduction, the book systematically describes law related to the medical profession, proceeding from training, licensing, and other aspects of access to the profession, through disciplinary and professional liability and medical ethics considerations and quality assurance, to such aspects of the physician-patient relationship as rights and duties of physicians and patients, consent, privacy, and access to medical records. Also covered are specific issues such as organ transplants, human medical research, abortion, and euthanasia, as well as matters dealing with the physician in relation to other health care providers, health care insurance, and the health care system.

Succinct and practical, this book will prove to be of great value to professional organizations of physicians, nurses, hospitals, and relevant government agencies. Lawyers representing parties with interests in Belgium will welcome this very useful guide, and academics and researchers will appreciate its comparative value as a contribution to the study of medical law in the international context.

Publish Date 01/19/2021
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789403530024
SKU 10057899-0003
Table of Contents

The Author

List of Abbreviations

General Introduction

Chapter 1. The General Background of the Country

Chapter 2. General Description of the Healthcare System

Chapter 3. Medical Law

Part I. The Medical Profession

Chapter 1. Access to the Medical Profession

Chapter 2. Practice of Medicine

Chapter 3. Control over the Practice of Medicine

Part II. The Physician–Patient Relationship

Chapter 1. General Description

Chapter 2. The Physician–Patient Relationship in Specific Terms

Chapter 3. Specific Activities

Part III. The Physician and the Healthcare System

Chapter 1. Relations with Other Healthcare Providers

Chapter 2. Relations with Healthcare Provisions

Selected Bibliography