Providing in-depth context into milestone cases in forensic mental health, this book addresses issues such as the confidentiality of mental health records, criminal responsibility, fitness to stand trial, the right of individuals to refuse mental health treatment, and the duty of mental health practitioners to warn and protect individuals who may be at risk of harm at the hands of a patient.
This text addresses topics that arise in the provision of health care services, including medical assistance in dying, liability for patient injuries, and complaints against health providers. It also explores broader systemic issues, such as the regulation of health products (e.g., cannabis), public health law, and the intersection of law and Indigenous health.
This text offers practical solutions to routine legal issues and case examples from a wide range of health care settings, covering major legal issues confronting health care administrators today, plus references to key legislation for each province.
Healthcare facilities owe a number of legal and contractual obligations to a broad range of individuals – from patients and visitors, to employees and co-contractors. The Legal Responsibility of Healthcare Facilities in Canada examines the “direct” responsibilities of institutions, both in the provision of services and for any errors linked to a third party, equipment or facilities. Uniquely, this work draws on jurisprudence from the civil law of Quebec and the common law from the rest of Canada, and highlights the areas of convergence and divergence of the two distinct legal traditions.
Derived from the International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this volume provides comprehensive analysis of the law affecting the physician-patient relationship in Canada. After a general introduction, the book 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 available in print: KE514 B465 2006 LAW (Reserve).
This edition further examines the logical and temporal sequence of the issues a mentally disordered accused is likely to encounter from arrest to sentencing and offers an overview of the key topics that judges, Crown and defense counsel, and mental health providers face in their day-to-day work with mentally disordered offenders.
Offering a new conception of the right to health care as a complex but morally justifiable and realistically achievable right, this book helps resolve persistent problems with the idea of health rights.
The entire patient-provider relationship rests on consent to treatment. This book anticipates the possibility of a breakdown - and provides solutions to what could otherwise be a legal and risk management nightmare. It provides comprehensive coverage of issues affecting Canadian consent to treatment, including criteria for valid consent, when consent is not required, issues with respect to consent and reproduction, human research and tissue donation, determining capacity, refusing consent, documenting consent and preventative measures that can be used to avert litigation