n South African Medical Journal - Medical Ethics, Law and Human Rights. A South African Perspective, Keymanthri Moodley (Ed.) : book review

Volume 101, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Issues related to ethics, law and human rights enter into the everyday work of medicine and the health sciences. Almost daily we encounter scenarios that raise ethical concerns - from laboratory work on stored human tissue, interactions between health care providers and patients, to the shape of policies and programmes to deliver services to populations. Yet, most health care providers and managers have had little formal training in ethics, law and human rights. As a result, most deal with ethical concerns with little preparation, or, worse, fail altogether to recognise the potential implications of their work.

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