Current legal issues in Medical Law practice: problems and challenges

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To clarify the role and importance of medical law in national and international legal practice, as well as to identify and ensure the legal culture, problems and challenges in the field of implementation medical law in such legal issues that include several positions as confidentiality, autonomy, consent to medical treatment, disclosure of information in the consent process and clinical negligence. The author used several research methods: comparative method, synthesis and analysis method, theoretical modeling method, deductive and inductive method, analytical method, as well the author is using methods of interpretation of legal norms - grammatical, teleological, historical. Author provides case law, legal documents, scientific article etc. analyses to achieve the objective. Medical law is a new body of laws at national as well as at international level. The legal field concerns the rights and responsibilities of medical practitioners and patients. The are several well-known main areas of focus for medical law. However, taking into account fast growing technological progress in the field of medicine and biomedicine, more new fields can become an object of the medical law as body of law. Medical law become mere multidisciplinary and complicated field of law. The changes and legal evolution provide new challenges on theoretical, practical level and clinical practice as well.  The issues discussed are particularly important within theoretical, practical, as well as clinical practice today. Multidisciplinary approach can increase the role of medical law from the several perspectives. Due to fast growing changes in the field of medical technological business, medical law and medical law practice faces to socio-legal transformation. The transformation connected to new medical law practice subjects. The legal regulation around new technologies become more specific because its uncharted territory, time, legal systems incomplete regulation. 
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 24 Mar 2021
EventRSU Research week 2021: PLACES - Rīga, Latvia
Duration: 25 Mar 202125 Mar 2021
Conference number: 2


ConferenceRSU Research week 2021: PLACES
Abbreviated titleRW2021
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Field of Science*

  • 5.5 Law

Publication Type*

  • 3.4. Other publications in conference proceedings (including local)


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