MacFarlane brings together the law as it relates to health law and medico-legal issues. The focus is on the case law and statutory provisions which regulate the relationship between the health care provider and the patient/client. There are extensive extracts to support the commentary and the coverage takes in all Australian jurisdictions as well as New Zealand. The wide variety of topics in the book have been expanded in this edition to give much fuller reference to New Zealand and to cover (by a new chapter) professionalism, ethics and complaints. Students of health law in the nursing and health administration areas will find the book as relevant as students studying health law as part of a law degree.