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Understanding and Practice of Informed Consent by Professional Nurses in South Africa: An Empirical Study

Introduction: Informed consent (IC) is a legal and ethical doctrine, constitutionally protected in South Africa through rights to bodily integrity, privacy and self-determination. The National Health Act 2003 codified requirements for IC; stipulating that healthcare professionals (HCPs) must inform patients about diagnosis, treatment risks, benefits, options, and right of refusal. However, multicultural societies are challenged


Organ Transplant Abuse, Medical Ethics and Justice

Where organ transplant abuse occurs in a country not subject to the rule of law, what can be done globally to achieve justice? The paper will address that question, using China as a case study. There is substantial evidence that practitioners of the spiritually based set of exercises Falun Gong have been killed in China in