Legal Issues for the Medical Practitioner


David Sau-yan Wong

ISBN : 978-988-8028-98-6

Medicine, Health Sciences, Public Health

November 2010

308 pages, 4.75″ x 7.5″

  • HK$180.00

This is a handy resource of common medico-legal topics in everyday medical practice. It is suitable for medical students and practitioners, risk management personnel, health care administrators, nurses, paramedics and lawyers in the field. Besides providing a quick reference to the necessary legal knowledge for safe practice, the book serves as a basis for further in-depth research.

The author David Sau-yan Wong is a consultant plastic surgeon at the Prince of Wales Hospital and an honorary associate professor in both the University of Hong Kong and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. With an interest in the law, Dr. Wong has recently obtained the degrees of LLB (London), LLM (London), and the PCLL (HK).

“As legal considerations are becoming increasingly important in medical practice, this book is a timely publication that will satisfy medical practitioners in their pursuit of legal knowledge. The author has put together all the essential legal and medical elements in this concise, entertaining, and easy-to-read volume. I strongly recommend this new book to all medical colleagues.” —Professor Tai-fai Fok, Dean of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

“The book is a heuristic reference for healthcare professionals. It is thought-provoking and it induces self-reflection by medical practitioners on their own work in a legal context.” —Professor Sum-ping Lee, Dean, The University of Hong Kong Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

“Presented in a succinct manner and lucidly illustrated with examples from the author’s experience, this book is a convenient assortment of topics which is a must-read for all medical students and doctors, and indeed, all those involved or interested in the healthcare industry. It helps to ensure safe medical practice and enable the reader to be a more truly professional.” —Dr. the Honourable Leung Ka-lau, Hong Kong Legislative Councillor (Medical Sector)