Dr Shabir Moosa, MMed, MBA, PhD

Legalities- sick leave, death certificates

LEGALITIES Presentation

Legalities – Case Study

Case Study

Legalities – Sick Leave & Death Certificates

Nompumelelo is a 25 year old female, working as an intern at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital. She has a background history of Major Depressive Disorder, and has recently found that she is no longer able to cope with the increasingly stressful demands of 2nd year internship, she would like to request time off.

  1. How many days of sick leave is she able to request?
  2. What are the domain requirements she has to fulfil in order to successfully complete the domain?

You are the intern on call, in a surgical ward, called by the nursing staff to certify a death and complete the death certificate. On arrival, the patient is D1 post laparotomy for stabbed abdomen.

  1. Can you safely complete the death certificate? Yes/No
  2. If no, why not?
  3. Which Act supports your decision?
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