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ROBINSON JAY, Fidel et al. The socio-humanist competence: essential component of the health professional. Rev. inf. cient. [online]. 2018, vol.97, n.6, pp.1135-1148. ISSN 1028-9933.


the process of sociohumanist training of health professionals has been defined as the set of stages through which they travel to achieve the systemic integration of knowledge, skills, values and attitudes that allow them to understand, understand and interpret the socio-humanist context and ethical for the solution of professional problems.


define the sociohumanist competence and its content as an essential step for the development of a theoretical conception about the dimensions of its development in the postgraduate course of higher medical education.


partial results were presented of the "Institutional Investigative Project for the development of sociohumanist competence in health professionals" that is being developed at the University of Medical Sciences of Guantánamo since 2015. The procedures followed in this investigation corresponded to the of a qualitative research insofar as they allowed to define and characterize the sociohumanist competence. Through the bibliographic research the definition was defined and with the application of other research methods it was possible to establish the characteristic elements, as well as the dimensions of their development in the health professionals. From this primary information, it is intended to outline guidelines to follow for the development of this competence in professionals.


new knowledge was obtained about an incident problem in the national life with serious repercussions on the quality of life of our population, new knowledge about the content of sociohumanist competence as that part of the culture of the profession, which must be addressed of assimilation by students, in the teaching-learning process. The results of the empirical procedures taken for the diagnosis of the problem and the theoretical methods have served as a primary source of information that allow delineating dimensions of the development of this competence. Progress is being made in the improvement of the definition, elaboration and implementation of the theoretical scientific foundations for the health policies to be adopted, as well as their evaluation.


the definition of sociohumanist competence as well as its content and the dimensions of its development were essential steps in understanding the essential nature of this component in the training of health professionals our society needs and we aspire to train in the University of Medical Sciences of Guantánamo, as a modest contribution to the improvement in the quality of the health service and the construction of a prosperous and sustainable model of socialism.

Palabras clave : sociohumanist competence; definition; characteristics; dimensions of its development.

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