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Revista de la Facultad de Medicina

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SASTRE-CIFUENTES, Raúl Esteban; GARCIA-UBAQUE, Juan Carlos  and  DIAZ-CORREA, Carlos Alberto. University hospital building: rationale and purpose. [online]. 2013, vol.61, n.1, pp.77-81. ISSN 0120-0011.

In order to contribute to the construction of the university hospital of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, is a review about the importance of these institutions for the provision of services and for the teaching of health sciences as important purposes of any health system. It also discusses the main purposes in a context such as this must be the development of these institutions. It is noted that the hospital should be the most important classroom during training in health, to which must match planned and scheduled use of hospital resources to the care of patients who circumstantially access the service, ensuring that the teaching practice overturning in all activities of the institution and allowing confluence of other disciplines and allowing comprehensively address the health-disease process, with an ethical practice of teaching and care that converge there. We conclude that the construction of the university hospital is not simply the adequacy and provision of infrastructure, but the knowledge of the two activities that converge there, in order to harmonize them to ensure the best quality in a social environment that justifiably demand the sustainability and continuity of these processes.

Keywords : Higher education institutions; education service in hospitals; institutional ethics; hospital administration; humanization of assistance.

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