oa South African Journal of Bioethics and Law - An introduction to aspects of health law : bioethical principles, human rights and the law

Volume 1, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1999-7639



Bioethical principles, human rights and the law are interlinked. Aspects of the principles of autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence and justice are included in the South African Constitution and the country's statutory and common law. A breach of these ethical principles and the Constitution may lead to an action for medical malpractice or professional negligence.

In this paper, I explore the link between bioethical principles, human rights and the law.

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