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Educación Médica Superior

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CORONA MARTINEZ, Luis A  and  HERNANDEZ, Mercedes Fonseca. The Universal, the Particular and The Singular categories going beyond the medical diagnosis: About the use of Good Clinical Practices Guidelines for therapeutic decision-making. Educ Med Super [online]. 2006, vol.20, n.2. ISSN 0864-2141.

The value of dialectical-materialistic categories for the study of nature, society and thinking phenomena is well known. By using the Universal, Particular and Singular categories, the article made an analysis of the present medical practice: introduction of good Clinical Practice Guidelines for decision-taking. It insisted on the need of bearing in mind the dialectical unit of these philosophical categories throughout the complete process of drafting the guides, on their use by care delivery physicians and on the evaluation of the medical staff compliance with these guidelines on the part of administrative entities

Keywords : Philosophical categories; Good Clinical Practice guidelines; medical care process.

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