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Rev Assoc Med Bras (1992). 2010 Jan-Feb;56(1):47-50.

[Equity in the health system according to Brazilian bioethicists].

[Article in Portuguese]

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Faculdade de Saúde Pública, Universidade de São Paulo, S.Paulo, SP.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To understand the meaning assigned to ethical thought that should guide Brazilian bioethicists regarding the equity of a Health System.

METHODS:

Between July 2007 and July 2008, 20 bioethicists, directors and former directors of the 'Sociedade Brasileira de Bioética' (Bioethics Brazilian Society) and their regional administrations were interviewed.

RESULTS:

Discourse analysis led to definition of these main points: To treat the unequals unequally according to their needs; Compensate equity and inequalities; Distributive justice and maximization of benefits; Justice and social merit and Justice and rights.

CONCLUSION:

Research results disclose a pluralism of values that jeopardizes determination of moral equity in the health system., Exhausting dialogues among all interested parties are necessary to reach a possible consensus.

PMID:
20339786
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