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 Italy. 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 Italy will welcome this very useful guide, and academics and researchers will appreciate its comparative value asa contribution to the study of medical law in the international context.
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List of Abbreviations
Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
General Introduction and Overview
Chapter 1. General Background of the Country
Chapter 2. Medical Law Versus Health Law?
Chapter 3. The Healthcare System
Part I. The Medical Profession(s) and the Healthcare System
Chapter 1. Access to the Medical Profession
Chapter 2. Practice of Medicine
Chapter 3. Illegal Practice of Medicine
Chapter 4. Control over the Practice of Medicine
Chapter 5. Medical-Related Accidents and Compensation
Chapter 6. Quality Assurance and Risk Management
Part II. The Physician-Patient Relationship Within and Outside the Healthcare System
Chapter 1. General Description
Chapter 2. The Physician-Patient Relationship: Specific Cases
Chapter 3. Specific Activities