This book has been authored primarily for medical practitioners in Malaysia. It is written in a manner that is easy to be understood for readers with no legal background. In the book, regular references are made to various legislation such as the Medical Act 1971, the Medical Regulations 2017, and the Traditional and Complementary Medicine Act 2016 which will help readers appreciate the statutory scheme regulating clinical practice in Malaysia. References are also made to guidelines like the Code of Professional Conduct by the Malaysian Medical Council.
Each chapter of this book begins with a learning objective to ensure that the reader obtains a clear understanding of the subject matter covered. This book begins with a brief introduction to the Malaysian Legal System in general. It then goes on to discuss the laws governing the medical profession and the application of the law of negligence in the area of medical treatment. This book also deals with the elements of medical practice that may give rise to criminal liability on medical practitioners, especially gross negligence, abortion, assisted suicide and euthanasia. The topical issues of consent, refusal of consent, advance directive, organ donation and organ transplant are usefully covered. Rounding up the multi-faceted coverage of this book, the related topics of medical reports, expert opinion and the certification of death are considered.
This book is written by an author with a unique background as he is a medical practitioner, a medical professor and also a law graduate. Drawing on this special set of skills and knowledge, the author provides an extremely illuminating account of the laws that govern clinical practice in Malaysia. It is fully up-to-date, taking into account amendments made by the Medical (Amendment) Act 2012 which came into force in July 2017. This book is suitable for medical practitioners who have already spent several years in the medical profession and for those who are just beginning their journey in the profession. Medical practitioners should have this book close to hand for easy reference.
- Written in simple language for the easy understanding of medical practitioners
- Contains case laws from different jurisdictions for reference
- Specific references made to relevant legislation and guidelines relevant to the medical profession
- Objectives of each chapter are clearly stated at the start of each chapter to facilitate a better appreciation of its content