n Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine - HIV / AIDS , law and ethics : a brief analysis of some pertinent issues

Volume 2004, Issue 14
  • ISSN : 1608-9693
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6751



Extracted from text ... MARCH 2004 THE SOUTHERN AFRICAN JOURNAL OF HIV MEDICINE 44 In no other field is the role of law and ethics as crucial as in the field of HIV / AIDS Health care professionals are in a unique situation, as both legal and ethical rules apply to a single HIV-related situation faced by themLegal and ethical rules sometimes overlap, but sometimes differThe South African Constitution and its Bill of Rights complicates matters further in that it is the highest law, and even ethical rules and rulings may be challenged as being justifiable limitations to human rights principles. Perhaps the ..

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