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OMISSION = failure to do
Generally speaking, failing to do
something will not impose criminal
liability on you. This is because it can
impose an unfair burden on people.
However, it is fair to impose a duty
on a person in some circumstances.
The majority of omissions come from
common law.
You could say that we should impose a duty to help on
the medical profession as they are qualified in that area.

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The general rule about doctors' duty comes from
Airedale NHS v Bland
R v Adomako
Therefore, a medical omission will not be a crime when
medical professional does everything in the best
interests of the patient
and gives them the care they owe as part of the
duty of their job.
`Good Samaritan' laws are laws or acts protecting those
who choose to serve and tend to others who are injured or
ill.…read more

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England & Wales don't have a `Good Samaritan' law, unlike
other countries such as France and the Netherlands.
When Princess Diana died in the car crash and
photographers stood around taking photos, the French
threatened to prosecute them under the `Good Samaritan'
Encourages help from Expectations ­ people in the
bystanders so that victims medical field are expected to
get care in emergency perform help at their level of
situations education.…read more


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