The Professions and Professional Ethics
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The professional model requires support from the relevant professionals to all parties during the process. This chapter outlines the distinct role of each of these professions, namely legal and medical practitioners, social workers, counsellors, nurses and midwives. All surrogacy arrangements, traditional or gestational, are formal. They have to be approved and conducted through fertility clinics. All surrogates must be registered to ensure that they are medically and psychological healthy and have the necessary ethical awareness and appreciation of the duties they have towards the intended baby and the intended parents. Similarly, the intended parents must understand their responsibilities to the surrogate as well as her rights. She cannot keep the baby but she has other important rights as a patient and autonomous person.
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