Medical mistakes-a student's perspective

dc.contributor.authorVan Schalkwyk, Gerrit
dc.contributor.authorMoodley, Keymanthri
dc.identifier.citationVan Schalkwyk, G. & Moodley, K. 2011. Medical mistakes-a student's perspective. South African Journal of Bioethics and Law, 4(2):52-54.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn1999-7639 (online)
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dc.description.abstract‘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 public perception that medical mistakes are commonplace suggests that even this ‘one rule’ is not being followed to the extent that patients are confident that their best interests will be preserved. This article aims to explore this concept from the perspective of a medical student. Rather than offer a comprehensive review of the topic, the focus will be on some rather unusual and possibly controversial views, which aim to highlight the unique constraints and difficulties of the medical profession.en_ZA
dc.format.extentpp. 52-54
dc.publisherHealth and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)en_ZA
dc.subject.lcshMedical students -- Moral and ethical aspects -- South Africaen_ZA
dc.subject.lcshMedical errors -- Moral and ethical aspects -- South Africaen_ZA
dc.subject.lcshBioethics -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- South Africaen_ZA
dc.subject.lcshMalpractice -- Moral and ethical aspects -- South Africaen_ZA
dc.titleMedical mistakes-a student's perspectiveen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublishers' Versionen_ZA
dc.rights.holderAuthors retain copyrighten_ZA
dc.subject.corpStellenbosch University’s Medical Protection Society Bioethics Competitionen_ZA
dc.subject.corpStellenbosch University Faculty of Medical and Health Sciencesen_ZA

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