The view from North America and some comments on "Down Under".
Although the legal systems of Canada and, especially, of the USA, might appear to be quite different from those of the UK, in fact they all share a common heritage.
The European colonization of North America, and the defeat by France in the Napoleonic Wars, resulted in the establishment of English Common Law in most of the United States and Canada (except for Quebec where the Quebec Civil Code applies).
Thus, any commentary on medicolegal concerns in the UK must reflect the similarities owing this shared legal foundation.
The differences, like those in the English language, have resulted from each country's evolving cultures.
As T. W. Wilson stated, « the law is the crystallisation of the habit and thought of society » .
Mots-clés Pascal : Médecine légale, Anesthésiste, Faute professionnelle, Canada, Etats Unis, Royaume Uni, Etude comparative, Législation, Article synthèse, Responsabilité professionnelle, Consentement éclairé, Homme, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Legal medicine, Anesthesiologist, Malpractice, Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Comparative study, Legislation, Review, Occupational responsibility, Informed consent, Human, North America, America, Europe
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Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 199501.