oa South African Journal of Bioethics and Law - An innovative South African-based Master's Programme to train bioethics and medical law experts : education and training

Volume 4, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1999-7639



In modern society we regularly witness rapid progress in scientific research and its medical applications. Advances in science and technology, combined with restrictions on resource allocation, present many ethical challenges and issues that raise questions about these scientific endeavours and the impact that they will have on us as a society. For example, developments in life-sustaining interventions have compelled us to revisit our traditional understanding of when life ends, in other words when someone can be said to be dead. These sorts of questions are therefore not the exclusive domain of those involved in healthcare practice and research.

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