This book deals with health law on a comprehensive national basis. In a field of law that is becoming increasingly important, where the demand for expertise is rapidly expanding, Health Law in Australia examines the law in detail in all Australian jurisdictions. By covering all the major areas it delivers increased understanding of the discipline as a whole. The book deals with the general principles of health law in detail, including chapters on 'medical negligence', 'children and consent', and 'confidentiality, privacy, and access to health records'. It then goes on to consider beginning-of-life and end-of-life issues, concluding with chapters on select emerging health law areas, such as biotechnology and medical research. A logical, structured approach is adopted within each chapter to ensure consistency throughout the book.