Is there a doctor on board? – Ethical dilemmas of medical emergencies during travel

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The decision to assist in an in-flight emergency is determined by local laws and the ethical background of the attending doctor

Learning Objectives

  • An understanding of when to respond to an in-flight call for medical assistance, as determined by local laws and medical ethics 
  • An awareness of South African laws governing ‘Good Samaritan’ acts of emergency medicine
  • An awareness of the potential medicolegal pitfalls of assisting in medical emergencies and an understanding of how to mitigate these risks.

Webinar held on Wednesday, 8 November 2023

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