Doctors: acquittal or condemnation?
Céline Halpern, Laurent Delprat
Here is a fascinating and exhaustive overview of the case law concerning disputes between doctors and patients. A rigorous and unpublished collection of legal cases feeding the most recent medical law. No area has escaped the authors' concern for completeness: gynecology, abortion, non-assistance to a person in danger, emergencies, cosmetic surgery, nosocomial infections, convenience care, psychiatry, transplants, refusal of care, etc. An example ? “A case concerns the operation of a woman by caesarean section in the operating room during which a nurse, having taken out a heat disinfection system and poured ether on it to go faster, set fire to the operating room. . All of the medical staff leaves the establishment, leaving the patient on the operating table..." Access to care and scientific progress helping, the doctor has recently fallen from his pedestal: contemporary developments mark the passage of from medical paternalism to critical consumerism.
288 pages | ISBN: 9782914388924