Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
Print version ISSN 1413-8123
FERREIRA, Ricardo Corrêa; SILVA, Roseli Ferreira da; ZANOLLI, Maurício Braz and VARGA, Cássia Regina Rodrigues. Ethical relationship in Primary Health Care: the experience of medical students. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2009, vol.14, suppl.1, pp. 1533-1540. ISSN 1413-8123. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81232009000800027.
The ethical formation of doctors involves professional relationships that are part of their daily routine, and in this context, Faculdade de Medicina de Marília (Famema) provides the medical students to live deeply since the beginning of the course at the Education Unit of Professional Practice, the ethical reflection of the actions in health when developing abilities in the Primary Health Care (PHC) together with the community. This scientific research analyzed the perception of academics of medicine on the first and second years concerning ethical actions in health developed together with the community. The qualitative approach was the option of analysis of this study that allowed the construction of three empirical categories common to the two years: The ethical and professional training in PHC's reality; Confidentiality of information on the development of medical professional secrecy; interpersonal relationships on ethical formation of medicine students, with more predominance of the second category among the first years students. Therefore, the ethical relations are more significant to the students when lived deeply, since the beginning in practices like these.
Keywords : Medical ethics; Medical education; Human relations.