The Palgrave Macmillan Law Masters series is a long-running and successful list of titles offering clear, concise and authoritative guides to the main subject areas, written by experienced and respected authors. This major new text provides a thorough exploration of medical law and ethics, written from the perspective of authors who are medical and health care practitioners as well as law lecturers. This unique combination of academic knowledge and professional experience provides a unique perspective through which the subject is examined with academic rigour underpinned by practical insights. The text features an innovative series of scenarios threaded through each chapter to illustrate the practical realities behind the rules and concepts discussed. The format also includes mind maps, key terms, end of chapter summaries, self-test exercises and suggestions for further reading.