New edition: Health Care & the Law

Thomson Reuters has released the 6th edition of the book by Janine McIlwraith and me, called Health Care & the Law. Details and online ordering are available here.


Health Care & the Law includes coverage of all Australian jurisdictions. The sixth edition has been restructured to make it more accessible to the reader. it has been updated given the rapid pace of change in law as it relates to health care. The seven parts of the text focus on:

•         the law, courts and legal processes

•         patients’ treatment and consent

•         medical liability

•         patient information and property

•         the health professional

•         public health

•         crime, discrimination and rights