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Identity, personhood and power : a critical analysis of the principle of respect for autonomy and the idea of informed consent, and their implementation in an androgynous and multicultural society
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-03)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Autonomy and informed consent are two interrelated concepts given much prominence in contemporary biomedical discourse. The word autonomy, from the Greek autos (self) and nomos (rule), originally referred ...
A dialectical interpretation of the history of Western medicine : perspectives, problems and possibilities
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2003-03)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The health of the medical profession hangs in the balance. Scepticism, mistrust and legal restraints have entered its hallowed corridors and are threatening its integrity and independence. There are ...