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Objeción de conciencia en la práctica médica

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dc.contributor.author Beca, Juan Pablo
dc.contributor.author Astete, Carmen
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.citation Revista Médica de Chile, Abril 2015, vol. 143, n°4, p. 493-495
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11447/243
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0034-98872015000400011
dc.description Observatorio de Bioética es_CL
dc.description es_CL
dc.description.abstract Medical practice implies the controversial encounter of diverse circumstances in which eventual conflicts between physicians and patients’ values as well as between physicians’ values and legal or institutional rules arise. When dealing with these situations, physicians have the right to refuse acting against their moral conscience. This conscientious objection, accepted as a personal right and recognized by several legislations and medical ethics codes, is valid only if it has been reasonably justified and declared in advance. Conversely, it would be invalid if it is based upon convenience or understood as a collective refusal, which may be a form of civil disobedience. Conscientious objection in medicine is considered a limited right even though patients ought to be respected in their demands for legally accepted treatments or interventions. On the other hand, personal conscientious objection is different from the prerogative of institutions to establish their own regulations according to their institutional ideology or ethics codes. However, public hospitals have to offer all treatments or interventions legally allowed, since the state has the obligation to guarantee all citizens an appropriate access to them.
dc.language.iso spa es_CL
dc.publisher Sociedad Médica de Santiago
dc.subject Abortion, legal es_CL
dc.subject Bioethics es_CL
dc.subject Conscientious objection es_CL
dc.subject Jurisprudence es_CL
dc.title Objeción de conciencia en la práctica médica es_CL
dc.title.alternative Conscientious objection in medical practice es_CL
dc.type Artículo es_CL


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