The British Medical Association
Practical, easy-to-use guidance on competency, consent and refusal, child protection, and parental responsibility
Practical, easy-to-use guidance on obtaining patient consent, including information provision, emergency treatment and advance decisions
Practical, easy-to-use guidance on assessing mental capacity and on providing medical treatment to patients who lack the capacity to make decisions on their own behalf
Practical, easy-to-use guidance on confidentiality, accessing health records and medical reports, disclosing data for secondary purposes and providing information to insurance companies.
Just embarking on your medical career?
This tool kit aims to give you:
a general introduction to common ethical problems you may encounter
practical ways of thinking about ethical problems to help solve issues which arise
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Designed to help doctors who only occasionally encounter child protection issues.
This is a vital practical guide for all doctors working in England and Wales.
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Our new handy reference paperback is based on real life queries from our members.
The book summarises best practice standards, legal benchmarks and advice from expert organisations.
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Extremity of circumstances can sometimes make it difficult to understand how best to fulfil your ethical obligations.
We help armed forces doctors fulfil those obligations as medical doctors in the military context.
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We recognise that some doctors and medical students may have a conscientious objection to participating in some procedures that are nonetheless lawful.
This guidance sets out the BMA's views on conscientious objection.
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Our definitive Handbook gives you essential guidance on the legal and ethical issues you encounter in your clinical practice.
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Use our ethics A to Z to find quick links to all our papers, guidance, tool kits and books, including:
Safeguarding vulnerable adults
End of life care
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