n Occupational Health Southern Africa - The doctor’s role as a gatekeeper in the compensation legislation claim process - sponsored article

Volume 26 Number 1
  • ISSN : 1024-6274
  • E-ISSN: 2226-6097


The last two decades have seen changes in occupational health, partly reflecting the changes in occupational processes and exposures, social activism, and litigation, which have led to the emergence of ethical issues related to occupational health.1 Ethical dilemmas confronting occupational medicine are becoming more complex, due to the development of science, legal responsibilities of different relevant parties, and forever-changing health and safety regulations.1,3 These requirements and compensation legislation provisions introduce new dimensions and factors to be considered in both ethical guidance and conduct, making some occupational healthcare professionals (OHPs) feel like they are under siege.

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