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South African Journal of Occupational Therapy

On-line version ISSN 2310-3833
Print version ISSN 0038-2337

S. Afr. j. occup. ther. vol.38 n.1 Pretoria  2008




Human Rights: A professional responsibility and an institutional obligation



Leslie London

Director of the School of Public Health and Family Medicine and Head: Health and Human Rights Division, University of Cape Town



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2. Mji G. The use of the confessional tale as a tool to enter the critical tale and become an advocate for those at the margins - a researcher's journey and reflection. SAJOT 2008 (in this edition).         [ Links ]

3. Van Niekerk L. Participation in work: a human rights issue for people with psychiatric disabilities. SAJOT 2008 (in this edition).         [ Links ]

4. Gcaza S, Lorenzo T. Discovering the barriers that stop children with disabilities from being children: the impact of lack of access to mobility devices - a human rights perspective. SAJOT 2008 (in this edition).         [ Links ]

5. Rule S. CBR students' understanding of the oppression of people with disabilities. SAJOT 2008 (in this edition).         [ Links ]

6. Van der Reyden D. The right to respect for autonomy. Part 1 - What is autonomy all about? SAJOT 2008 (in this edition).         [ Links ]

7. Lorenzo T. "We are also travellers": an action story about disabled women mobilising for an accessible public transport system in Khayelitsha and Nyanga, Cape Metropole, South Africa. SAJOT 2008 (in this edition).         [ Links ]

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11. London L, Baldwin-Ragaven L, Kalebi A, Maart S, Petersen L, Kasolo J. Developing human rights competencies for South African health professional graduates. South African Medical Journal, 2007; 97: 1269-1270.         [ Links ]

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