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Giving evidence in the Scottish Criminal Courts: A guide for junior doctors

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Prabhakar Rajan

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Abstract

Junior doctors working in Scotland can be called to court to give evidence as a professional witness; this usually relates to a patient treated for injuries in the Accident and Emergency or Surgical Departments. Doctors do not always receive formal instruction as professional witnesses, and hence a court appearance can be a daunting experience. This review aims to familiarise doctors working in Scotland with the Scottish Criminal Courts, de-mystifies some legal terminologies, and provides a practical guide to giving evidence in court as a professional witness. Copyright Internet Scientific Publications, LLC., 1996 to 2010.


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Author(s): Rajan P, Rajan V

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Internet Journal of Law, Healthcare and Ethics

Year: 2009

Volume: 6

Issue: 1

Print publication date: 01/01/2009

ISSN (electronic): 1528-8250

Publisher: Internet Scientific Publications

URL: http://www.ispub.com/journal/the_internet_journal_of_law_healthcare_and_ethics/volume_6_number_1_47/article/giving-evidence-in-the-scottish-criminal-courts-a-guide-for-junior-doctors-1.html


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