Revista Habanera de Ciencias Médicas
On-line version ISSN 1729-519X
TOSAR PEREZ, María Asunción; ALVAREZ DIAZ, Tomás Armando and RIOS PEREZ, Mirtha I. The knowing of ethics and bioethics of tradicional, natural medicine: Part I. Rev haban cienc méd [online]. 2009, vol.8, suppl.5, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1729-519X.
A descriptive, longitudinal study was done, in the City of the Havana in the Centers of Development and the Departments of Hospitals of Traditional and Natural Medicine, in a period from March 2003 and 2004. Objectives: To evaluate the execution of the specialist doctor's moral responsibility in Traditional and Natural Medicine and their relationship with the level of knowledge on ethics and bioethical. The universe belonged to 90 professionals that had more than 1 year of experience in traditionalism, where the sample matched the universe. For them some variables were defined for the competition and the professional acting. An interview was designed to collect the information. Which was evaluated qualitatively and they settled down a scale of enough knowledge, few and any knowledge. The largest proportion of doctors was female, specialists of Integral General Medicine. The principles better identified were the non balefulness and the autonomy and the specialists in Traditional and Natural Medicine they possess in way general enough knowledge on the ethical principles and bioethics. In the services of Traditional and Natural Medicine the professionals of the feminine sex prevailed, graduated of the specialty of Integral General Medicine, with ages between 40 and 49 years and with 10 years or more of experience, half of such work in the primary attention of health and they are graduates in MTN and they possess in way general enough knowledge on the ethical principles and bioethics.
Keywords : Ethical knowledge and bioethics; doctors; Traditional and Natural Medicine..