Clinical Guidelines and the Law of Medical Negligence

Multidisciplinary and International Perspectives
Elgar Studies in Health and the Law
Edited by and
This book critically considers the dynamic relationship between clinical guidelines and medical negligence litigation, arguing that a balance must be struck between blinkered reliance on guidelines and casual disregard. It explores connections between academic law and professional practice, bringing together an array of perspectives which reveal that although guidelines may not be dispositive, they nonetheless play an important role in medical negligence law.
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