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  • Moodley K, Sibanda NB, February K, Rossouw T. “It's my blood":ethical  complexities in the use, storage and export of biological samples: perspectives from  South African research participants. BMC Medical Ethics. 2014; 15:4. Click for full text
  • Juergens C, de Villiers PJT, Moodley K, Jayawardene D, Jansen KU, Scott DA, Emini EA, Gruber WC, Schmoele-Thoma B. Safety and immunogenicity of 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine formulations with and without aluminium phosphate and comparison of the formulation of choice with 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine in elderly adults: a randomized open-label trial. Human Vaccine and Immunotherapeutics. 2014; 10(5). Click here for full text
  • Tucker JD, Rennie S, and the Social and Ethical Working Group on HIV Cure. Social and ethical implications of HIV cure research. AIDS. 2014; doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000000210 Click here for full text
  • Beyer C, Staunton CS, Moodley K. The implications of methylphenidate use in healthy medical students and doctors in South Africa. BMC Medical Ethics, 2014, 15:20. Click here for full text



  • Moodley K, Hardie K, Selgelid MJ, Waldman RJ, Strebel P, Rees H, Durrheim D. Ethical considerations for vaccination programs in acute humanitarian emergencies.WHO Bulletin, 2013- Click here for full text
  • Rowe K, Moodley K. Patients as consumers of health care in South Africa: the ethical and legal implications. BMC Medical Ethics 2013, 14:1 Click here for full text
  • Staunton C, Moodley K. Challenges in Biobank Governance in Sub-Saharan Africa. BMC Medical Ethics. 2013; 14(1). Click here for full text
  • Silverman H, Sleem H, Moodley K, Kumar N, Naidoo S, Jaafar R, Moni M. Results of a Self-Assessment Tool to Assess Operational Characteristics of Research Ethics Committees in Developing Countries". Journal of Medical Ethics, 2013.
  • Moodley K. Generalism in healthcare: ethical challenges in the 21st century​​-  ​Click here for full text​​



  • Moodley K, Swartz L. Ethics, human rights and HIV vaccine trials in low income settings. Journal of Medical Ethics, 2012, 38:286-293- Click here for full text
  • ​Van Schalkwyk G, De Vries J, Moodley K. "It's for a good cause, isn't it?"  Exploring views of South African TB research participants on sample storage and re-use. BMC Medical Ethics, 2012, 13 (1Click here for full text



  • Van Schalkwyk G, Moodley K. Medical Mistakes – a student’s perspective. SA J Bioethics Law - ​Click here for full text
  • Moodley K, Rennie S. Advancing Research Ethics Training in Southern Africa (ARESA). SAJBL 2011; 4(2):104 - 105. Click here for full text





Moodley K. An investigator's perspective on litigation in clinical trial research. The Monitor, 2008, 22(6):68-72. - Click here for full text 


​Moodley K Moral and ethical issues in monitoring a fetus in a woman with advanced stage HIV infection - ethical dilemmas. SA Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2008; 14(1):26. - MoralandEthicalIssuesinMonitoringafetus.pdf

Moodley K The ethics of feticide and late termination of pregnancy.  SA Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2008; 14(1):28 - Click here for full text.




  • ​Moodley K. Teaching ethics to medical undergraduate students in post-apartheid South Africa. Journal of Medical Ethics, 2007, 33(11):673-677- Click here for full
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  • Moodley K, Myer L. Health Research Ethics Committees in South Africa 12 years into democracy. BMC Medical Ethics, 2007, 8:1. Click here for full text



  • Moodley K. Ethical Issues related to the Orange Farm Study. PLoS Medicine, 2006 -Click here for full text
  • Myer LM, Moodley K, Cotton M. Health care providers' perspectives on discussing HIV status with infected children. J Tropical Paediatrics, 2006; 52(4):293-295 - Click here for full text


  • Moodley K Myer L Michaels D Cotton M Paediatric HIV Disclosure in South Africa: Caregivers' Perspectives on discussing HIV with infected children.[Scientific Letter] SAMJ  2006;96;(3):201-22.
  • Moodley K Ethics, Law and Human rights: A South African Perspective (Guest ​Editorial) CME 2006; 24(1):5.  Click here for full text



  • Moodley K Myer L Pather M.  Informed consent and participant perceptions of influenza vaccine trials in South Africa J Med Ethics 2005; 31:727-732- Click here for full text



  • Moodley K, Myer L Participant remuneration for research - how much is enough?[Scientific Letter] ​SAMJ  2003; 93(9):677-678.  Click here for full text



  • Moodley K. HIV ​Vaccine trial participation in South Africa - an Ethical Assessment Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 2002;22:197-216. ​Click here for full text


  • Moodley K. HIV vaccine trial participation in South Africa – an Ethical Assessment. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, 2002. - Click here for full text​
  • Ethics Vignettes. S Afr Family Practice Journal, 2002 - Click here for full text
  • Jobson R, Moodley K Managing HIV and AIDS: From Betty's Bay to Barcelona S Afr Family Practice Journal 2002,26(1) Click here for full text



  • Moodley K, Family Practice Ethics - Postmodern Ethics for a Postmodern Discipline? SAFam Prac J 2000;22(2):5-9.
  • Moodley K, Physician Assisted Suicide - An Oxymoron?(Letter) S Afr Med J 2000;90(7):657 2



  • Moodley K, Barnes JM, de Villiers PJT Constraints facing the female medical practitioner in private family practice in the Western Cape S Afr Med J 1999;89(2):165-169



  • Moodley K Preventing perinatal HIV transmission - does the end justify the means?(Letter) S Afr Med J 1998; 88(7):809-810.




  • Medical Ethics, Law and Human Rights: a South African Perspective (2011) Van Schaik Publishers.​


  • Moodley K, Naidoo S. Ethics and the Dental  Team (2009) Van Schaik Publishers.


Book Chapters


  • Moodley K, Kling S, Roussouw T. Ethics in “Handbook of Internal Medicine" (2014) – Editor Prof R.M. Moosa – (submitted for editing)


  • Moodley K. Disaster Research Ethics-a South African Perspective - in "Disaster Research" 2013. Springer


  • Moodley K, Kling S, Roussouw T. Ethics in “Handbook of Internal Medicine” (2012) – Editor Prof R.M. Moosa – (submitted for editing)​


  • Clinical Gynaecology Editors; TF Kruger HM Botha. Ethics in Gynaecology pages 638- 647 (2010) 2nd edition Juta, Cape Town
  • Moodley K Family Medicine Ethics in " Handbook for Family Medicine" (2010) - Oxford University Press, 3rd edition.


  • Moodley K Informed Consent in "SA Clinical Nurse Practitioners Manual" (2009) - Van Schaik Publishers.


  • Moodley K, Myer LM Health Research Ethics Committees in South Africa 12 years into Democracy in "Medical Ethics Issues and Implications" by AK Pain [Ed](2008) Icfai University Press, India.


  • Clinical Gynaecology Editors; TF Kruger HM Botha. Ethics in Gynaecology pages 638- 647 (2007) Juta, Cape Town


  • Moodley K HIV Vaccine Trial Participation in South Africa - An Ethical Assessment  in "Ethical Health Care" by Patricia Illingworth and Wendy E Parmet.(2006)   Pearson Prentice Hall
  • Moodley K Informed Consent in "South African Family Practice Manual" (2006) - Van Schaik Publishers.
  • Moodley K Family Medicine Ethics in " Handbook for Family Medicine " (2006) - Oxford University Press, 2nd edition.


  • Moodley K HIV Vaccine Trial Participation in South Africa - an ethical assessment  in "Ethics and AIDS in Africa" by Anton Van Niekerk and Loretta Kopelman, (2005) New Africa Books


  • Moodley K Family Practice Ethics in "The South African Handbook of Forensic Medicine, Medical Law and Bioethics", (2001) Butterworth


  • Moodley K Family Medic​ine Ethics in " Handbook for Family Medicine" (2000) - Oxford University Press, 1st edition


New Ethics and the Dental team book available

Authors: Profs Keymanthri Moodley & Sudeshni Naidoo
Ethics and the dental team, the first book of its kind in South Africa, provides the theoretical background necessary for the resolution of ethical dilemmas. ​Read More..​​.​
For more information contact Bioethics at 021 938 9600



New Medical Ethics, Law and Human Rights Book available​



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