Ethics and Law for the Health Professions is a cross-disciplinary medico-legal book whose first edition was widely used in the medical world. We believe it is also of immense use to the legal world when grappling with medico/legal issues. Its special features are its focus on a clinically relevant approach, and its recognition that health care professionals are often confronted by legal issues and ethical issues at the same time. Health professionals have to satisfy both, and their legal advisers need to be aware of the dilemmas this can present. This book is careful to distinguish between ethics and law. Its chapters take account of all the health professions, and their differing responsibilities, and cover a very wide range of the issues they face.