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Medical certification of death in South Africa – moving forward
(Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2015)
Despite improvements to the Death Notification Form (DNF) used in South Africa (SA), the quality of cause-of-death information remains suboptimal. To address these inadequacies, the government ran a train-the-trainer ...
A 10-year review of fatal community assault cases at a regional forensic pathology facility in Cape Town, South Africa
(Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2015)
Background. An increase in autopsied community assault (CA) fatalities was observed at the Tygerberg Forensic Pathology Services (FPS), Cape Town, South Africa (SA). There is a paucity of information on the incidence and ...
Shaken baby syndrome : a South African medico-legal perspective
(North-West University, 2014)
Shaken Baby Syndrome refers to the violent and repetitive shaking of an infant, and is a form of abusive head trauma. It was first described in 1974, and has since been the topic of intensive study and discussion. The ...
Sudden death on an aeroplane
(Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2010-03)
Objective. To determine the leading causes of perinatal deaths and to evaluate any changes, with the inclusion of placental histology. Method. At perinatal mortality meetings, primary and final causes of death were assigned ...
Sudden and unexpected deaths in an adult population, Cape Town, South Africa, 2001-2005
(Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2012-02)
Background. According to the regulations of the National Health Act, all 'sudden and unexpected' deaths in South Africa should be referred to Forensic Pathology Services (FPS) for further investigation. Objectives. We aimed ...
Medical mistakes-a student's perspective
(Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2011-12)
‘Only one rule in medical ethics need concern you – that action on your part which best conserves the interests of your patient.’ Martin H Fischer. Although Fischer’s premise seems perfectly reasonable, the alarming ...