Dhai et al. challenged.
Pub Date: 05/01/2011
Publication: Name: South African Medical Journal Publisher: South African Medical Association Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2011 South African Medical Association ISSN: 0256-9574
Issue: Date: May, 2011 Source Volume: 101 Source Issue: 5
Accession Number: 257352892
Full Text: Anthony and colleagues (12) challenge the suggestion by Dhai et al. (13) that that there are strong ethical and legal imperatives for a practitioner to obtain authorisation for modern 'medicalised' vaginal delivery. Unchallenged, these views carry serious implications for overburdened public sector facilities.

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(12.) Anthony J, Stewart CJM, Patel B. Commentary on the need to obtain consent for vaginal delivery. S Afr Med J 2011;101:310-312.

(13.) Dhai A, Garner J, Guidozzi Y, Howarth G, Vorster M. Vaginal deliveries--is there a need for documented consent? S Afr Med J 2011;101:20-22.
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