African Perspectives on Ethics for Healthcare Professionals

  • Nico Nortjé
  • Jo-Celene De Jongh
  • Willem A. Hoffmann

Part of the Advancing Global Bioethics book series (AGBIO, volume 13)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Nico Nortjé, Joseph Mfutso-Bengo, Willem A. Hoffmann
    Pages 1-10
  3. Nico Nortjé, Willem A. Hoffmann, Jo-Celene De Jongh
    Pages 11-24
  4. Jo-Celene De Jongh, Lucia Hess-April, Nikki Vermeulen
    Pages 61-71
  5. Edelweiss Wentzel-Viljoen, Amos Laar, Maryse Umugwaneza
    Pages 73-89
  6. Ernie Kunneke, Rina Swart, Nico Nortjé
    Pages 91-105
  7. Mavis Dako-Gyeke, Doris A. Boateng, Abigail A. Mills
    Pages 107-118
  8. Ajediran I. Bello, Babatunde O. A. Adegoke
    Pages 133-146
  9. Miriam Carole Atieno Wagoro, Sinegugu Evidence Duma
    Pages 159-174
  10. Yolanda Havenga, Annie Temane, Tendani Ramukumba, Anna Nolte
    Pages 175-188
  11. Chandra R. Makanjee, Muchui J. Thambura, Penelope Engel-Hills
    Pages 189-199
  12. Joseph Mfutso-Bengo, Elizabeth Bukusi, Eva Mfutso-Bengo
    Pages 215-234

About this book


This book focuses on ethical issues faced by a variety of healthcare practitioners across the Anglophone African continent. This important resource contains in-depth discussions of the most salient current ethical issues by experts in various healthcare fields. Each profession is described from both an African and a South African perspective, and thus contributes to dialogue and critical thinking around African ethics and decision-making. In this way the book provides readers with an understanding of the ethical issues at hand in various professions, including the practical implications of the ethical issues and how to address those effectively. This is a beneficial resource for all those involved in the various healthcare professions addressed in this book, including undergraduate students, lecturers, researchers and practitioners across the continent. Simply put, with the dynamic changes and challenges in healthcare across the globe and in Africa, this is an indispensable resource for healthcare practitioners.



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Editors and affiliations

  • Nico Nortjé
    • 1
  • Jo-Celene De Jongh
    • 2
  • Willem A. Hoffmann
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA
  2. 2.University of the Western CapeBellvilleSouth Africa
  3. 3.Tshwane University of TechnologyPretoriaSouth Africa

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