Knowledge of bioethics in health care workers in a tertiary care hospital

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https://doi.org/10.19136/hs.a22n1.5089

Abstract

Objective: Identify the level of knowledge about Bioethics in the health care
workers in a third level hospital, so that the bioethical dilemmas turn to the
Hospital Committee of Bioethics.
Materials and Methods: A descriptive, cross-sectional and prospective study
was conducted. By means of a probabilistic sampling by strata, the sample size
was calculated for a finite population n = 302 with a 95% confidence level, a visit
to the areas was made in shifts, a questionnaire obtained from 2 questionnaires
validated by Lynch et al., and Hernández et al. was applied. Within the ethical
considerations, a prior informed consent was applied to answer the questionnaire.
A descriptive statistical analysis was performed.
Results: The bioethical principles that the questionnaire reviews are autonomy
which was correctly identified in 17.2%, justice in 10.3%and charity in 14.6%.
With respect to the level of knowledge, a 2% high knowledge, 33% regular
knowledge, 33% knowledge low and 32% of null knowledge was found.
Conclusions: Ethical dilemmas are presented every day, identifying properly by
health care workers and channeling them to the Bioethics Hospital Committee
would be the ideal of every hospital that would allow us to properly contribute to
a better decision -making in patient care.
Keywords: Bioethics; health care workers; knowledge

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Author Biographies

  • Ma Guadalupe Trujillo Vizuet, Regional Hospital of High Specialty Ciudad Salud and Cultural University Center of Soconusco

    Bachelor's degree in Chemical Pharmacobiology from the Autonomous University of Chiapas (UNACH), master's degree in Chemical Biological Sciences from the National School of Biological Sciences of the National Polytechnic Institute, Doctorate in Public Health and Health Management from the Institute of Higher Studies of Chiapas. Attached to the Research Laboratory of the Regional Hospital of High Specialty Ciudad Salud, Coordinator of Research and Dissemination of the Degree in Medical Surgeon at the Cultural University Center of Soconusco. Scientific productivity includes 13 scientific publications, 1 chapter of advisory booklet and co-director of thesis of bachelor's, master's, medical specialty and specialty in nursing.

  • Roberto Alejandro Sánchez González , Regional Hospital of High Specialty Ciudad Salud and Cultural University Center of Soconusco

    Roberto Alejandro Sánchez González completed a bachelor's degree in Chemical Pharmacobiology, at the Autonomous University of Chiapas (UNACH), and a master's degree in Health Sciences with training in epidemiology at the Institute of Higher Studies of Chiapas. Head chemist of the Research Laboratory of the Regional Hospital of High Specialty Ciudad Salud, professor of the subject of the Bachelor of Surgeon at the Cultural University Center of Soconusco. He is a member of the State System of Investigators of the state of Chiapas. His scientific productivity includes 16 scientific publications, advisor and co-director of undergraduate thesis and advisor of 1 medical specialty thesis.

  • Omar Gómez Cruz, General Hospital "Manuel Velasco Suarez".

    Degree in Medical Surgeon, Specialty in Surgical Oncology. Director of the Tapachula General Hospital, Professor at the Tapachula School of Medicine.

  • Sergio Domínguez Arrevillaga, Regional Hospital of High Specialty Ciudad Salud.

    Pharmacobiologist Chemist. Faculty of Chemical Sciences, Autonomous University of Chiapas. Master of Science with a specialty in Immunology. Faculty of Medicine, Autonomous University of Nuevo León. Doctorate in Sciences with specialization in Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering. Faculty of Medicine, Autonomous University of Nuevo León. Research Professor of the Chemical Pharmacobiologist Degree of the Faculty of Chemical Sciences, Autonomous University of Chiapas since August 1996. Researcher in Medical Sciences of the High Specialty Regional Hospital Ciudad Salud since August 2009.

  • Jesús Sepúlveda Delgado, Regional Hospital of High Specialty Ciudad Salud.

    degree in medical surgeon, specialty in internal medicine and master's degree in medical sciences at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. He additionally graduated with a master's degree in health sciences with a focus on emerging infectious diseases at the Universidad de la Laguna, in Tenerife, Spain. In the workplace, he has worked in the public and private sectors of medicine since 2014. He is currently Head of the Research Division at the Regional High Specialty Hospital Ciudad Salud, in Tapachula, Chiapas, and an internist at the Mexican Institute of Insurance. Social.
    He is a postgraduate professor of the specialization course in internal medicine based at the Hospital Regional de Alta Especialidad Ciudad Salud.

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2022-12-16

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Knowledge of bioethics in health care workers in a tertiary care hospital. (2022). Horizonte Sanitario, 22(1), 131-135. https://doi.org/10.19136/hs.a22n1.5089