Introduction to Medico-Legal Practice
Author(s): DJ McQuid-Mason MA Dada
Introduction to Medico-Legal Practice is the first interdisciplinary, introductory South African text in the field of medico-legal practice. This publication provides legal and medical students and practitioners with the knowledge and skills to improve the administration of criminal and civil justice as well as the enforcement of human rights under the new Constitution. It also contributes to the development of a culture of patients’ rights and to proper patient management.
Contributors consist of a multi-disciplinary team from a number of different universities in South Africa. Contains information on legal aspects, clinical aspects, pathological findings, ethical issues and illustrative case histories or scenarios. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs and line drawings.
Indispensable to medical students, general practitioners, nurses and health workers who may be called upon to assist patients who are the survivors of trauma. Discusses theoretical and practical issues facing medical and legal practitioners. Useful for law students, particularly concerning the protocols to be followed by health workers dealing with medico-legal matters. Will become the standard text on forensic medicine, medical law and bioethics.