An introduction to aspects of health law: bioethical principles, human rights and the law
Bioethical principles,1 human rights and the law are interlinked. Aspects of the principles of autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence and justice are included in the South African Constitution2 and the country's statutory and common law. A breach of these ethical principles and the Constitution may lead to an action for medical malpractice or professional negligence. In this paper, I explore the link between bioethical principles, human rights and the law.
South African Journal of Bioethics and Law Vol. 1 (1) 2008: pp. 7-10