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I am not in active clinical practice of treating patients! 'drlamtung' here is only a title!

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December 22, 2018

A 48-year-old woman who died of a lung embolism and a heart attack after being discharged from hospital. She had been treated in a hospital since 1993 for myotonic dystrophy which is a kind of hereditary muscular disease. In June 2005 while having a pacemaker fitted sh...

December 19, 2018

A treating psychiatrist was charged with liability for his patient's homicidal actions in 2010. A lower court decided that the psychiatrist could not have identified the actual victims as targets because the patient had communicated no threats against them during his t...

December 11, 2018

Please review my blog on 15 November 2017 first before proceeding further on this blog.

Gillick competence is a term originating in England and is used in medical law to decide whether a child (under 16 years of age) is able to consent to his/her own medical treatment,...

December 8, 2018

Pandemic: epidemic of disease spread across a large region, such as multiple continents or even worldwide.

Endemic: a disease or condition found in a particular group or in a particular area, in jurisdiction.

Exotic: a disease which does not normally occur within a parti...

December 7, 2018

Please read the blog on 'The Compatibility between Human Rights and Intellectual Property' on 30 September 2017 before proceeding further on this blog.

International treaty law ('convention', 'agreement', 'accord' etc.)

- contract;

- need to be signed and ratified.

Treaty...

December 6, 2018

Common law is judge made law and professional guidance such as General Medical Council (GMC) is given a lot of weight by judges. It roots in law of equity with importance ascribed to relationships, roles and conscience.

Regulation by contract law (relationship)

- usually...

December 3, 2018

Private life

- it is a bigger term because it is more than self, it involves family and relationship.

Privacy

- it is about seclusion / individualism.

Data protection regimes

- UK law Data Protection Act 1998;

- 'personal data': identification of a living person and 'process...

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