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Rev Med Inst Mex Seguro Soc. 2015 Jan-Feb;53(1):66-73.

[Bioethics in clinical practice].

[Article in Spanish; Abstract available in Spanish from the publisher]

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Instituto de Ética Clínica Francisco Vallés, Universidad Europea, Madrid, España.


in English, Spanish

Bioethics has grown exponentially in recent decades. Its most important schools include principlism, casuistry, virtue ethics and the ethics of care. These schools are not exclusive. Within bioethics, clinical ethics addresses the inherent clinical practice ethical problems, problems which are many and very varied. Bioethics training is essential for clinicians to address these bioethics' problems. But even the professionals are trained, there are problems that cannot be solved individually and require advisory groups in clinical ethics: clinical ethics committees. These committees are also responsible for education in bioethics in health institutions. Clinical bioethics is a practical discipline, oriented to address specific problems, so its development is necessary to improve the decision making in such complex problems, inevitable problems in healthcare.


Bioethics; Decision making; Ethical review committee on research; Ethics, Clinical

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