The Steve Biko Affair

A Case Study in Medical Ethics

Graeme McLean, Trefor Jenkins

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Abstract

Steve Biko died in detention in South Africa in 1977. Critical ethical issues are raised both by the conduct of the doctors responsible for Biko's care and by the subsequent response of the medical profession as a whole. Because these issues are relevant to all healthcare professionals everywhere, the Biko affair provides a useful case study in medical ethics. We discuss the case in this article, describing how we use it in our teaching.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-95
Number of pages19
JournalDeveloping World Bioethics
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2003

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