Relating to the practice of medicine in the large sense, this subset of the
International Encyclopaedia of Laws covers national and international medical
law. Each national monograph contains, besides a general introduction, a
description for the country in question of: the law related to the medical
profession, such as access to the medical profession, illegal practice of
medicine and control over the practice of medicine. the physician-patient
relationship (the rights and duties of physicians and patients) and specific
issues such as abortion and euthanasia. And the national law dealing with the
physician in relation to his colleagues, to other health care providers and
the health care system.
An international monograph covers the World Health Organization in both its
international and regional aspects. A Codex of International Medical Law and
Ethics is also included. Forthcoming international monographs will cover
international declarations on medical ethics such as the Declaration of
Helsinki on Medical Experiments (1964) and the European Code of Medical Ethics.
Each monograph follows the outline below.
Table of Contents
General Introduction: General Background
General Description of the Health Care System
Part I: The Medical Profession
1. Access to the Medical Profession
2. The Practice of Medicine
3. Illegal Practice of Medicine
4. Control over the Practice of Medicine
Part II: The Physician-Patient Relationship
1. General Description
2. The Physician-Patient Relationship in Specific Terms
3. Specific Activities
Part III: The Physician and the Health Care System
1. Collegial Relationships
2. Relationship with Other Health Care Providers
3. Relationship with Health Care Institutions
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FRONT MATTER: International Advisory Board. Encyclopaedias and Editors. Introducing the International Encyclopaedia of Laws. Curriculum Vitae of the General Editor.
GENERAL SECTION: Table of Contents. List of Contributors. Introducing the International Encyclopaedia of Medical Law. Curriculum Vitae of the Editor.
INTERNATIONAL MONOGRAPHS: World Health Organization, by S.S. Fluss, F. Gutteridge, J.K. Little, and H. Harris.
CODEX: International Medical Law and Ethics: Texts and Documents, by H. Nys and C. Trouet.
NATIONAL MONOGRAPHS: Australia, by Prof. Dr. D.R.C. Chalmers. Belgium, by Prof. H. Nys. Bulgaria, by Dr. P. Goleva-Panova. Canada, by The Health Law Institute and Prof. T. Caulfield. Czech Republic. France, by Prof. G. Mémeteau. Hellas, by Dr. T.B. Koniaris and Dr. A.D. Karlovassitou-Koniari. Hungary, by Prof. J. Sander. Ireland, by Dr. D. Tomkin and Dr. P. Hanafin. Israel, by Prof. A. Carmi. The Netherlands, by Prof. J.E.M. Akveld and Prof. H.E.G.M. Hermans. Singapore, by Mr. T.S.-H. Kaan. South Africa, by Prof. F.F.W. van Oosten. Spain, by Prof. Dr.iur.med. C.M. Romeo-Casabona, J.U. Hernández-Plasencia, and E. Sola-Reche. Sweden, by Prof. L. Westerhäll. United Kingdom (second part), by Prof.Dr. D. Price. United States of America, by Prof. B. Furrow, Prof. T. Greaney, Prof. S.H. Johnson, Prof. T.S. Jost, and Prof. R. Schwartz. Uruguay, by Prof. Dr. P.J. Montano y Gomez de Alia, Prof. Dr. Juan José Puerto Gonzalez and Dr. Mauricio Iglesias Mendez.