The Steve Biko Affair: A Case Study in Medical Ethics

TitleThe Steve Biko Affair: A Case Study in Medical Ethics
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsMcLean, GR, Jenkins, T
JournalDeveloping World Bioethics
Volume3
Pagination77-95
Publication Languageeng
Keywords1946-1977 , Africa , BIKO , ethics , Medical , SOUTH , Steve
AbstractDescribes the case study of Steve Biko died in detention in South Africa in 1977. The case study raises questions about the professional responsibility of the doctors responsible for Biko's heath. The authors discuss the importance of this case, and how they use it in teaching medical ethics.
NotesMcLean, G. R. 1 Jenkins, Trefor 2; Affiliation: 1: University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa mcleang@social.wits.ac.za, 2: University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa treforj@mail.saimr.wits.ac.za; Source Info: May2003, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p77; Subject Term: MEDICAL ethics; Subject Term: BIKO, Steve, 1946-1977; Subject Term: SOUTH Africa; People: BIKO, Steve, 1946-1977; Number of Pages: 19p; Document Type: Article
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