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Book Review: Ethics, Legal Medicine and Forensic Pathology

Book Review: Ethics, Legal Medicine and Forensic Pathology BOOK REVIEWS 95 Ethics, Legal Medicine and Forensic Pathology, 2nd ed, V D Plueckhahn and S M Cordner, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne (1991). This superbly researched and presented text represents an important contribution to the national and international practice of forensic medicine. Now in Its second edition, the authors draw heavily on their extensive academic and practical experience; Dr Plueckhahn having based the original edition on some fifteen years of teaching forensic medicine. The scope of Ethics, Legal Medicine and Forensic Pathology is extensive and its various themes are examined separately below. The opening chapter of this work surveys some of the fundamental ethical principles and standards which guide the practice of medicine and the medical-related professions. Beginning with a consideration of the various national and international Declarations, statements and pronouncements on the rights and duties of medical practitioners, Plueckhahn and Cordner examine issues surrounding the rights of patients, medical secrecy and computers, the right to live and the right to die, violations of human rights and human rights in the context of medical research. Having outlined some of the many theoretical rights and duties of the medical practitioner, Chapter Two focuses on a wide range of major biomedical http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Australian & New Zealand Journal of Criminology SAGE

Book Review: Ethics, Legal Medicine and Forensic Pathology

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Publisher
SAGE
Copyright
©The Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology and Authors, 1992
ISSN
0004-8658
eISSN
1837-9273
DOI
10.1177/000486589302600113
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BOOK REVIEWS 95 Ethics, Legal Medicine and Forensic Pathology, 2nd ed, V D Plueckhahn and S M Cordner, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne (1991). This superbly researched and presented text represents an important contribution to the national and international practice of forensic medicine. Now in Its second edition, the authors draw heavily on their extensive academic and practical experience; Dr Plueckhahn having based the original edition on some fifteen years of teaching forensic medicine. The scope of Ethics, Legal Medicine and Forensic Pathology is extensive and its various themes are examined separately below. The opening chapter of this work surveys some of the fundamental ethical principles and standards which guide the practice of medicine and the medical-related professions. Beginning with a consideration of the various national and international Declarations, statements and pronouncements on the rights and duties of medical practitioners, Plueckhahn and Cordner examine issues surrounding the rights of patients, medical secrecy and computers, the right to live and the right to die, violations of human rights and human rights in the context of medical research. Having outlined some of the many theoretical rights and duties of the medical practitioner, Chapter Two focuses on a wide range of major biomedical

Journal

Australian & New Zealand Journal of CriminologySAGE

Published: Mar 1, 1993

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