The influence of the law on clinical decisions affecting life and death.

@article{Havard1983TheIO,
  title={The influence of the law on clinical decisions affecting life and death.},
  author={John D. J. Havard},
  journal={Medicine, science, and the law},
  year={1983},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={157-65}
}
The purpose of this lecture is to review the justification for legal interference in physicians' clinical decisions and the consequences of that interference to patients. Discussion covers contraception, abortion, negligence, and defensive medicine. Contraception is normally interpreted as the prevention or inhibition of fertilization or of implantation of… CONTINUE READING