There are many complex interactions between medicine, law, ethics and health care, and in writing this book we have drawn upon the assistance and advice of a large number of colleagues from all over Australia. Almost every chapter has been critically read and contributed to by persons with interest and special knowledge in its contents. We are grateful for such valuable assistance from Richard Larkins and Arthur Clark (Chapter 1), Paul Niselle, Nathan Serry and Rosalie Pattenden (Chapter 2), Richard Smallwood (Chapter 3), Loane Skene (Chapters 3 and 4), Elizabeth Kennedy (Chapter 5), Hugh Aders, Robert Dickens and Mary Anne Hartley (Chapter 6), John Smith, Andrew Dix, Bob Bradford, John Greenaway, David Wilde, Ian McIntosh, Kim Bradbury, Bernadette McKirdy and Ian Frank (Chapter 7), Ian Siggins (Chapter 8), Kay Leeton and David Horgan (Chapter 9), Richard Ball, Ross Kalucy and Nathan Serry (Chapter 10), Stephen Duckett (Chapter 12), John Duggan and Brian Collopy (Chapter 13), Joanna Flynn, Ian Chenoweth and Bill Connell (Chapter 15), Richard Larkins and Ross Kalucy (Chapter 16), Gordon Clunie, Wilma Beswick, Nick Saunders and Chris Merry (Chapter 17), John Stewart and Kathy Ettershank (Chapter 18), Ian Freckelton (Chapter 19), Keith Moyle, John McCormack, John Lumby and Rob Moulds (Chapter 20), Channa Wijesinghe, Ross Kalucy and Paul Mullen (Chapter 24) and David Wells and Kathy Ettershank (Chapter 25). The State Health Complaints Commissioners of Queensland, Victoria, New South Wales and the ACT--Ian Siggins, Liza Newby, Merrilyn Walton and Ken Patterson respectively--provided information for Chapter 8. In addition, many professional colleagues generously provided resource material and advice in regard to Chapter 14. These included Sue Blake, Jill Hawker, Sonia Posinelli, Usha Batra, Angela Herd, Lyn Bongiovani, Margaret Hodge, Stephen Tucker, Josephine Kitch, Ann Cook, Tricia Dunning, Denise Spencer and her pastoral
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Publication information: Book title: Ethics, Law, and Medical Practice. Contributors: Kerry J. Breen - Author, Vernon D. Plueckhahn - Author, Stephen M. Cordner - Author. Publisher: Allen & Unwin. Place of publication: St. Leonards, N.S.W.. Publication year: 1997. Page number: xv.
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