​​​​Centre for Medical Ethics and Law​

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​​Undergraduate Education - Medical Protection Society

Ethics Essay Writing Competition 2018

Please click on the link below to view the 2018 competition poster/details.

All undergraduate Health Sciences students are eligible.

We have extended the competition deadline to 31 July 2018.

For competition/essay instructions please email: bioethics@sun.ac.za

 

2018- Ethics Essay Competition Poster

 

 

 

Winner of 7th ethics essay competition - 2017
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This year all health science students were invited to submit essays on the topic : "Protest action in higher education: rights and responsibilities of health science students"​

 

Congratulations to Thobeka Nkabinde (MBChB 4 student) whose submission was selected as the winning essay by Dr Graham Howarth of MPS in the UK. She received her prize of R 5000.00 at the Annual MPS Ethics Evening that was held on 18 October 2017 at the CTICC.

​Click on the link below to view the winning essay:


Protest Action in Higher Education- Ms T Nkabinde- MBChB IV.pdf

 

 

Winner of 6th ethics essay competition - 2016Ryan2.JPG

This year all health science students were invited to submit essays on the topic : "Should we legalise physician assisted dying in South Africa?"

Congratulations to Ryan Jacobs (MBChB 5 student) whose submission was selected as the winning essay by Dr Graham Howarth of MPS in the UK. He received his prize of R 5000.00 at the Annual MPS Ethics Evening that was held on 06 October 2016 at the CTICC.

​Click on the link below to view the winning essay:

Legalising physician assisted suicide in South Africa- Ryan Jacobs.pdf

 

 

716363.JPGWinner of 5th ethics essay competition - 2014

This year all health science students were invited to submit essays on the topic : “
Dual loyalities: The case of Wouter Basson in South Africa”

Congratulations to Helene- Mari van der Westhuizen (MBChB 5 student) whose submission was selected as the winning essay by Dr Graham Howarth of MPS in the UK. She received her prize of R 5000.00 at the Annual MPS Ethics Evening that was held on 19 November 2014 at the CTICC.

The second prize of R 2000 was sponsored by Mediclinic and went to Nabeela Kajee (MBChB 4). Her submission was particularly impressive given that she has not yet been exposed to the 3 week intensive training in ethics in the 5th year of the undergraduate curriculum.​

Click on the link below to view the winning essay:


 


 


 

715428.JPGWinner of 4th ethics essay competition - 2013

This year health sciences students were invited to submit essays on the topic - "Autonomy of the child in the South Africa context: is a 12 year old of sufficient maturity to consent to medical treatment?" Congratulations to Wandile Ganya (MBChB IV) whose submission was selected as the 2013 winning essay. Ganya received his prize money of R 5000 at the Annual MPS Ethics Evening that was held on 4 December 2013 at the CTICC. Due to the high quality of submissions this year, the Centre for Medical Ethics and Law awarded a second prize. Prize money of R2000 was awarded to Mariechen Puchert (MBChB V). 
The two other students whose essays were shortlisted for submission to MPS were: Willy Hansen (MBChB EDP I) and Unine Odendaal (MBChB II). Congratulations to them too.​

Click on the link below to view the winning essay:

Autonomy of the child in the South African context, is a 12 year old of sufficient maturity to consent- Wandile Ganya.pdf
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Winner of 3rd ethics essay competition - 2012
This year health sciences students were invited to submit essays on the topic - Why do "healthy" students in the health sciences use methylphenidate?.  Congratulations to Chad Beyer (MBChB 2 student) whose essay was selected as the winning essayby Dr Graham Howarth of MPS in the UK. He received the prize of R 5000.00 at an MPS Ethics Evening held on 8 November 2012 at the CTICC. The two other students whose essays were selected for submission to MPS are - Jaco Mostert (MBChB V), and Nabeela Adam (MBChB V). Congratulations to them too.
Click on the link below to view the winning essay:
Why do healthy students in the Medical Sciences use Methylphenidate-Chad Beyer.pdf


708662.JPGWinner of 2nd ethics essay competition - 2011
This year health sciences students were invited to submit essays on the topic - Patients as Consumers of Health Care, the ethical and legal implications.  Congratulations to Kirsten Rowe (MBChB 4 student the time but currently in MBChB VI) whose essay was selected as the winning essay by Dr Graham Howarth of MPS in the UK. She received the prize of R 5000.00 at an MPS Ethics Evening held in November 2011 at the CTICC. The two other students whose essays were selected for submission to MPS are - Sam Van Rensburg, and Helen- Mari Van der Westhuizen.Congratulations to them too.

Click on the link below to view the winning essay:

Patients as Consumers of Health Care, the ethical and legal implications-Kirsten Rowe.pdf


708661.JPGWinner of 1st ethics essay competition - 2010
health sciences students were invited to submit essays on the topic "Medical Mistakes- a students perspective"-Congratulations to Gerrit Van Schalkwyk (MBChB V student) whose essay was selected as the winning essay by Dr Graham Howarth of MPS in the UK. He received the prize of R 5000.00 at an MPS Ethics Evening held in November 2010 at the CTICC.  The two other students whose essays were selected for submission to MPS are - T. Vedan (Dentistry), P. Mjuleka (MBChB I) and PJ Van Zyl (MBChB IV). Congratulations to them too.
Click on the link below to view the winning essay:
​​​Medical Mistakes- a student’s perspective- Gerrit Van Schalkwyk.pdf

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