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Legal Aspects of Death

Published: April 2008

Preface

Glossary

Useful websites

Definition of death

Certification, verification and registration of death

Disposal of the body

Pregnancy, stillbirths and miscarriages and disposal

Health and safety considerations on death of patient

Preparation for death

Death, stress and health service professionals

Murder, manslaughter and other criminal offences

Euthanasia and assisted suicide

Not for resuscitation instructions: Adults and children

Living wills

The coroner's jurisdiction 1: Investigation into deaths

The coroner's jurisdiction 2: Inquests

The coroner's jurisdiction 3: Reforms to the coroner's office

Post mortems

Organ transplants and dead donors

Removal, retention and storage of organs and tissue

Wills: Making and execution

Property and procedures following death

Legal action following a death

Financial provisions following death

Access to records of deceased

Further reading

Index of cases

Index of statutory instruments and statutes

General index

ISBN: 9781856423335
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