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Some thoughts on practising physiotherapy in a multi-cultural country

J. Jelsma
South African Journal of Physiotherapy | Vol 60, No 1 | a178 | DOI: | © 2004 J. Jelsma | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 09 January 2004 | Published: 17 February 2004

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J. Jelsma,, South Africa

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Physiotherapists in South Africa are often confronted with ethical
issues, which arise from the multi-cultural nature of the society. This paper discusses the ethical theory of cultural relativism in an attempt to highlight the complexities of making moral judgements across cultural, ethnic and religious boundaries.


ethics; cultural relativism; multi-cultural


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