Lookup NU author(s): Dr Prabhakar Rajan
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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.
Author(s): Rajan P, Rajan V
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Internet Journal of Law, Healthcare and Ethics
Print publication date: 01/01/2009
ISSN (electronic): 1528-8250
Publisher: Internet Scientific Publications