Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Pública
Print version ISSN 1726-4634
MENDOZA F, Alfonso. Ethics and medicine: the experience of the peruvian medical association . Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [online]. 2011, vol.28, n.4, pp. 670-675. ISSN 1726-4634. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1726-46342011000400016.
This article shows the work of the Peruvian Medical Association with respect to ethical disciplinary procedures, but also shows how, beyond the ethical control, the Order has promoted through a set of actions, a technically competent health care that respects the dignity and fundamental human rights. Part of these actions are the establishment of the Patient’s Day, the emphasis in improving the quality and safety in the care of the users of the health services, the initiative to prevent and treat adverse events, the regulation and improvement of the physicians training both in pre as in post-graduate levels, and the demand for the establishment of an optimal health system and policies that will realize the right to health in the context of the principles of bioethics.
Keywords : Ethics, medical; Quality improvement; Human rights; Bioethics.