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  • Adapting a community of practice model to design an innovative ethics curriculum in healthcare 

    Naidoo, Sudeshni; Vernillo, Anthony T. (Karger, 2013)
    The focus of healthcare ethics within the framework of ethical principles and philosophical foundations has always, in recent times, been the community, namely, the healthcare provider, the patient or, in research, the ...
  • Avoiding perverse incentives 

    Naidoo, Sudeshni (South African Dental Association, 2015)
    A general dental practitioner was approached by a friend and colleague, a maxillo-facial surgeon, who had recently taken up rooms near her practice. He offered incentives to her for any surgical referrals she could provide. ...
  • Dental ethics case 21: extreme makeovers - the ethics of aesthetic dentistry 

    Naidoo, Sudeshni (South African Dental Association, 2012)
    Aesthetic sensibilities need to develop within the limits of physiological, morphological and occlusal parameters in restoring function and improving dentofacial and facial aesthetics.
  • Ethical considerations when treating patients with eating disorders 

    Naidoo, Sudeshni (South African Dental Association, 2015)
    In South Africa, the prevalence of eating disorders remains largely unknown. However with the unique, complex, social and political transformation of the country and increasing urbanization, it is anticipated that there ...
  • Ethical issues in replacing a single tooth with a dental implant 

    Naidoo, Sudeshni; Du Toit, J. (South African Dental Association, 2014)
    A general dental practitioner experienced in the placement of dental endosteal implants attends to a 32-year old female patient at her first consultation and treatment planning visit. The patient's oral hygiene was ...
  • Ethical management of patients with hearing impairments 

    Naidoo, Sudeshni (South African Dental Association, 2014)
    Mrs Zuma is a 75 year old patient who has been living alone for six years since her husband died. Her hearing has deteriorated over the past few years. She has lost all her natural teeth and has been wearing upper and ...
  • Ethical responsibilities when using locum tenens 

    Naidoo, Sudeshni (South African Dental Association, 2015)
    Locum tenens is usually a position that is offered when a practitioner in private practice is going on holiday, attending a congress, taking study leave or is absent from practice due to illness or other reason, and therefore ...
  • Handling medical emergencies 

    Naidoo, Sudeshni (South African Dental Association, 2015)
    Medical emergencies can occur at any time in the dental surgery. Routine dental operations and procedures that generally cause no harm or distress to fit and normal patients may give rise to symptoms, alarming and of ...
  • Irrational requests for extractions 

    Naidoo, Sudeshni (South African Dental Association, 2015)
    Dental professionals encounter a number of challenging ethical and legal dilemmas on a daily basis that often arise due to conflicts between the ethical principles of autonomy, non-maleficence (do no harm), beneficence ...
  • Planning for treatment ethically 

    Naidoo, Sudeshni; Du Toit, J. (South African Dental Association, 2014)
    While dentistry remains firstly a health profession, it is naive and unrealistic not to realise that business considerations and financial compensation for services rendered play an important role in achieving a successful ...
  • Privacy and disclosure in the consulting room 

    Naidoo, Sudeshni (South African Dental Association, 2014)
    For many, the professional relationship between a dental practitioner and a patient represents an ideal long-term, close personal relationship that involves friendship as well as professional responsibility. Privacy and ...
  • Referrals - practitioner, patient & specialist obligations 

    Naidoo, Sudeshni (South African Dental Association, 2016)
    The profession of dentistry has both benevolent and protective aspects with regards to duty of care to patients, to always try to do the best for the patients and to fulfill the principle of non-maleficence - to do no ...
  • Sugar leaves a bitter taste 

    Naidoo, Sudeshni; Sheiham, Aubrey (South African Dental Association, 2014)
    The types of foods we eat have become one of the most important issues of our time. In South Africa, diseases related to diet such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity and tooth decay are ...
  • Taking and making decisions for children in dentistry 

    Naidoo, Sudeshni (South African Dental Association, 2015)
    In dentistry one rarely deals with life-or-death decisionmaking, however important human values are at stake during the course of any dental treatment. These include preventing pain, preserving and restoring oral function ...
  • Unanticipated treatment complication and legal recourse 

    Naidoo, Sudeshni; Du Toit, J. (South African Dental Association, 2015)
    A middle - aged, partially edentulous Caucasian female patient presented to a general dentist for extraction of a mandibular tooth. The tooth was removed by the dentist, but following incomplete resolution of pain the ...
  • Vicarious liability in private and public dental clinics 

    Naidoo, Sudeshni (South African Dental Association, 2014)
    A 25 year-old patient attended the clinic to have four teeth extracted under conscious sedation. Following a thorough examination and medical history it was found that she had a heart murmur. The dentist prescribed an ...
  • Want to date a patient? Refer first 

    Naidoo, Sudeshni (South African Dental Association, 2015)
    In dentistry, the dentist - patient interaction often represents a long-term, close personal relationship that involves friendship as well as professional responsibility. A professional (the dentist) has two interests ...
  • Xenografts and Religious beliefs 

    Naidoo, Sudeshni; Du Toit, J. (South African Dental Association, 2014)
    A 24-year old Hindu female presented with missing central incisors and grossly decayed lateral incisors. Her options were varied - to have a fixed partial denture, removable partial denture, or an implant supported ...