Revista de Ciencias Médicas de Pinar del Río
versão On-line ISSN 1561-3194
ROGES SANCHEZ, Ana Victoria et al. Application of the Informed Consent by the dentists in Primary Health Care. Rev Ciencias Médicas [online]. 2010, vol.14, n.1, pp. 26-36. ISSN 1561-3194.
Bioethics is supported in the principle of autonomy, the respect of the human dignity and it is stated by means of the informed consent; however dentists in Pinar del Rio do not know how to apply it. A descriptive and cross-sectional study was carried out to determine the level of application of the informed consent by the dentists of the Primary Health Care in Pinar del Rio municipality on June 2007, which is considered a matter of vital importance to practice the profession implying the fulfillment of the bioethical principles, mainly the informed consent. Out of a universe of 134 dentists, 100 were included into the research applying a survey and an observation guide. Data were processed using descriptive statistical methods. Findings showed incomplete knowledge about the proper application of the informed consent. The most violated elements were request for the authorization and the incorporation of the patents to decision-making about the treatment to be followed
Palavras-chave : ORAL MEDICINE; Bioethics; Informed consent.