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 Poland. 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 Poland
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.