mirage

Human rights that influence the mentally ill patient in South African medical law: a discussion of sections 9; 27; 30 and 31 of the constitution

Boloka/Manakin Repository

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author Swanepoel, M
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-03T08:31:32Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-03T08:31:32Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Swanepoel, M. 2011. Human rights that influence the mentally ill patient in South African medical law: a discussion of sections 9; 27; 30 and 31 of the constitution. Potchefstroom electronic law journal (PELJ) = Potchefstroomse elektroniese regsblad (PER), 14(7):127-145 [http://www.nwu.ac.za/p-per/index.html] en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1727-3781
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10394/7193
dc.description.abstract The personalised nature of mental illness obscures from general view the intolerable burden of private and public distress that people with serious mental illness carry. Invariably the mentally ill person encounters rejection and humiliation that are in some way tantamount to a "second illness." The combination either disrupts or puts beyond reach the usual personal and social life stages of marriage, family life, raising children, sexual relationships, the choice of treatment, affordable housing, transportation, education and gainful employment. As a result of their lack of financial and social support and their experience of rejection from society, persons with mental illness tend to neglect themselves and their diet, and frequently delay seeking treatment. Against this background, this contribution critically focuses on the human rights that influence the mentally ill patient in South African medical law. Specific attention is paid to the relevance and meaning of sections 9 (the equality clause), 27 (access to health care services), 30 and 31 (language, culture and religion) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Mentally ill person en_US
dc.subject Medical law en_US
dc.subject Human rights law en_US
dc.subject Equality en_US
dc.subject Health care services en_US
dc.subject Language en_US
dc.subject Culture and religion en_US
dc.title Human rights that influence the mentally ill patient in South African medical law: a discussion of sections 9; 27; 30 and 31 of the constitution en_US
dc.type Article en_US


Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search the NWU Repository


Advanced Search

Browse

My Account

Statistics