Cuidar y asistir¿hijos de un dios menor?

  1. Francisco Barón 1
  2. Álvaro Sanz
  1. 1 Hospital Universitario de A Coruña
  2. 2 a. Hospital Universitario del Río Hortega
Cuadernos de bioética

ISSN: 1132-1989 2386-3773

Ano de publicación: 2021

Volume: 32

Número: 106

Páxinas: 321-327

Tipo: Artigo

Outras publicacións en: Cuadernos de bioética


Our health system runs the risk of ruling out or neglecting a significant proportion of patients who require less technological but closer and humane care, those who require more support and attention. In this scenario, it is easy that both the assistance and close care and the patients who need this care and who would not benefit from aggressive or interventionist treatments may be considered as secondary: as children of a lesser god. It would be necessary to change the paradigm to understand that the quality of care is not limited to technology. And it would also be necessary to promote the dignity of care so that it is not seen as secondary and passive. On the contrary, care should be understood not only as active but also as intense without losing its close and human profile. Promoting the dignity of care also means promoting the dignity of all patients who may have been marginalized or excluded from this health system that is marked by technology and complexity and whose goal is efficiency

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