Of professionalism and health care strikes

Kelsey Stuart, with an introduction by Graham Howarth


Strike action is by no means an unfamiliar situation in the South African context. However, health care strikes are now emerging as a highly controversial topic. Current teaching of medical students does not adequately cover this unique ethical dilemma facing health care professionals. Only with a broader understanding of the subject can medical students’ future decisions on the matter be informed and based on the ethical principles governing the medical profession. I attempt to explore the issues surrounding health care strikes and assess whether or not this is compatible with true medical professionalism in the 21st century.

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South African Journal of Bioethics and Law 2010;3(1):4.

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Date submitted: 2010-05-31
Date published: 2010-06-29

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