Tygerberg Academic Hospital, Cape Town

Adam Sher travelled to Tygerberg Academic Hospital on the outskirts of Cape Town, South Africa. He has a BMedSc in Medical Ethics and Law, for which his dissertation was a consideration of the relative merits of the Israeli Patients Rights Act 1996 and English law when patients refuse life-saving treatment. He further developed his work on patient autonomy in South Africa, and considered the concept of ‘trust’ within physician-patient relationships. He found that due to the unique character of the South African healthcare establishment, paternalism reigned despite attempts to empower the local patient population. His full report is attached here.

Published in General News, on June 22nd, 2017

 

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