Title Ethics in occupational health within the African context

Expiry Date
: 30/11/2025
CPD Units
: 3.00 Points
: 0.9/4

The article argues in favour of the need for a code of ethics irrespective of the socio-political environment and economic sophistication of a country. In the African context, such a code of conduct goes beyond just being an international policy document, but in reality serves the purpose of an operational document for occupational health professionals.

Keywords: These are keywords that illustrate the important aspects of the article: Ethics, Code of Ethics, Occupational health practitioner, African philosophy, Globalisation, Stigma, Consent, Power relations.

Reading material:

Educational Objectives

Educational Aim:
The aim of this article is to critically look at the role and function of ethics in an African context compared to the same in a typical developed Western environment.

Educational Outcomes:
Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a clear understanding of:

  1. The complexity of occupational health in an African environment

  2. The skills needed to operate as an occupational health practitioner in an African environment.
  3. The multifaceted nature and use of the ethics and general confusion when using the concept.
  4. The need of an ethical code of conduct to guide the practices of occupational health practitioners in the African environment.

Instructions for this Module

  • Read the supplied reading material and complete the quiz that follows;
  • You have three attempts to pass the quiz;
  • The pass grade is 70%;
  • You need to pass the quiz to claim your CPD certificate;
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