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Apart from medical emergencies, when is it justified for gynaecologists, and obstetricians to deviate from informed consent without reverting back to their patients?
Medical care relies on a bond of trust between the patient and caregiver and on the patient’s ability to make free and informed choices, to understand and guide the course of their care. Informed consent is the foundation ...
A legal analysis of trade in personal information regarding human gamete donors.
The aim of this dissertation is to legally analyse whether personal information concerning gamete donors can be traded in South Africa, particularly by South African gamete banks and agencies. As business enterprises, ...
Electronic health records : what measures health professionals can take to protect patient data?
Electronic health records use in South Africa is limited. Globally, increased efforts are being made to digitalise medical records into one interoperable system.. Due to the nature of the transmission and storage of such ...
Considerations for the legal recognition of advance directives: a comparative analysis.
An advance directive1 refers to a document drafted by a person in his2 full senses and who foresees that due to some physical or mental disease, he may fall into a state where he will no longer be able to make rational ...