The ethical and medico-legal issues of trauma care

Timothy Craig Hardcastle


Ethical issues confront trauma clinicians on a daily basis. This article highlights the similarities of trauma ethical dilemmas to those faced by other emergency care providers and takes the reader through the inpatient aspects of trauma care.

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Timothy Craig Hardcastle, Trauma Unit and Dept of Surgery: University of KwaZulu-Natal

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Trauma; Injury; Research; Clinical care; Duty

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South African Journal of Bioethics and Law 2010;3(1):25.

Article History

Date submitted: 2009-12-18
Date published: 2010-06-29

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