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VIGIL ZULUETA, Isabel Adela; DOMINGUEZ ELJAIEK, Carlos Felipe; HERNANDEZ ZAYAS, Marcia Sandra  and  DOMINGUEZ OSORIO, Carlos Ariel. Bioethical approach of disability and life quality. MEDISAN [online]. 2013, vol.17, n.1, pp.148-156. ISSN 1029-3019.

With the purpose of answering some of the problems and the formulated concerns, from the professional point of view, on the care to people with different handicaps, specifically to patient with disabilities, it was decided to make a review of the literature on the main bioethical aspects related to the life quality of these patients who are not appropriately assisted at the present time. It was emphasized to consider the conditions of the natural and social environment, as well as the possibilities of science and the social regimen in which they develop, so that it becomes fair for their human needs, from the recognition of their rights and by means of the educational component to foment them. Likewise, it was concluded that the interventions toward disabled people have 3 actors: the family, the person and the community; and in the case of persons with mental discapacity, those in charge of making an approach for their life quality should be the tutors, guided by the basic principles of bioethics: charity, non maleficence, justice and autonomy.

Keywords : discapacity; life quality; bioethics; charity; non maleficence; justice; autonomy.

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