oa South African Medical Journal - RWOPS abuse 'eroding ethical standards of juniors' : izindaba

Volume 103, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



The impact of Remunerated Work Outside the Public Service (RWOPS) abuse on the ethical understanding of young doctors is 'devastating' while patient care is 'doubly disadvantaged', through a dearth of teaching and lack of actual physical care. This is how a respected Stellenbosch University medical and legal ethicist and a cutting edge community and primary health care innovator at the University of Pretoria (UP) see the fast-evolving RWOPS abuse saga which took centre stage in public health over the last 3 months.

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