Medico-Legal and Ethical Issues in Eye Care: Case Senarios for Optometrists, Opticians, Ophthalmologists and Family Physicians

 
9780071269940: Medico-Legal and Ethical Issues in Eye Care: Case Senarios for Optometrists, Opticians, Ophthalmologists and Family Physicians

This book presents practical and realistic case scenarios commonly encountered in the practice of eye care by optometrists, opticians and ophthalmologists, as well as by family physicians. The lawyer-eye specialist team has used a novel question-and-answer format, with a special emphasis on problem-solving, to make learning about the medico-legal and ethical principles effortless and interesting. "Taking-home Messages" crystallise the key points discussed. Eye care professionals working in optical outlets, medical clinics and hospital departments can easily relate to the scenarios presented. This book will also be of interest to optometry students, medical students, postgraduate ophthalmology students, law students, attorneys, patients and the general reader who may wish to know his medico-legal rights.


Features of this book

-- Interesting presentation through a case scenario-based question-and-answer format.

-- "Take-home-Messages" crystallizes the key points discussed in the case scenarios.

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About the Author:

Catherine Tay is an associate professor lecturing law at the NUS Business School, National University of Singapore (NUS). She also supervises year 4 medical students at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS, in medico-legal and business issues in their electives. Professor Tay is an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore, and a barrister-at-law (of Lincoln's Inn, United Kingdom). She is the author of 30 law books, including books on medical negligence and other medico-legal and ethical issues.


Kah Guan Au Eong is Medical Director and a senior consultant in ophthalmology at the Singapore International Eye Cataract Retina Centre, Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, as well as an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Ophthalmology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS. Professor Au Eong is a clinician-scientist active in teaching, research and innovation in many areas of ophthalmology and primary eye care. He is the author of more than 20 books and book chapters, and more than 186 scientific articles in local and international journals.

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