Ethics & Jurisprudence. Group names: Faeeza Abdullatief Mujeeb Hoosen Ferial de Jongh Aqeelah Mukadam Raeesah Hassen Faranaaz Vahed. Case Presentation : A.C Caesarean Section. Sokol’s Four Quadrant Analysis. Quadrant 1: Medical Indications. Medical problem
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A.C Caesarean Section
Definition: In a cesarean birth (C-section), the baby is delivered through an incision in the mother's abdomen and uterus (womb)
In order to give informed consent for a medical procedure, a patient must be legally competent to do so.
The ability to give informed consent depends on:
By meeting these four requirements, three necessary conditions are satisfied the individual’s decision is voluntary as long as there is:
Presumed Consent- when treatment cannot be delayed consent should be given by:
What are the patient’s wishes if competent and presumed wishes if not?
Section 11 provides that everyone has the right to life. This right is also protected by common law.
Provides the following in subsection (2):
Everyone has the right to bodily and psychological integerit, which includes the right:
(a) to make decisions concerning reproduction;
(b) to security in and control over their body; and
(c) not to be subjected to medical or scientific
experiments without their informed consent.
Prohibits discrimination on the ground of disability
Schedule to Act 4 of 2000:
*Ethical Dilemma: Is a pregnant woman a person who carries within her body a human with fewer rights than she, or is she carrying a person with the same rights as human dignity that she herself posses?
Nonmaleficence: “first do no harm” – not to intentionally do harm.