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SAMJ: South African Medical Journal

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BENATAR, Solomon R  and  BENATAR, David. From medical manners to moral reasoning: an historical overview of bioethics in the University of Cape Town's Faculty of Health Sciences. SAMJ, S. Afr. med. j. [online]. 2012, vol.102, n.6, pp. 406-408. ISSN 0256-9574.

The history of bioethics in the Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of Cape Town follows a similar pattern to elsewhere. At first, bioethics received little formal attention, but there has been a flowering of interest over the last few decades. There has also been a shift from a professionally insular view of bioethics to one informed by non-medical disciplines. While this pattern is to be found in many parts of the world, there are some distinctive, but not unique, features of bioethics at South Africa's oldest Medical School.

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