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Acta Medica Colombiana

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PRIETO, Paula. Service of humanism and bioethics of the Fundación Santa Fe de Bogota, Colombia. Two years of experience. Acta Med Colomb [online]. 2017, vol.42, n.2, pp.129-135. ISSN 0120-2448.

In order to continue a series of activities aimed at promoting respectful and humane treatment at the Fundación Santa Fe de Bogota, a Humanism and Bioethics Service was created since October 2013. This service seeks to respond to the concerns and difficulties that Health professionals face day-to-day in the care of patients and families in a highly qualified health institution. It also complements the activities carried out in the different institutional committees, seeking strategies to build a better relationship between patients and clinicians, thus facilitating decision-making and mediation in conflicts that may arise at the patient's bedside. Initially, we are working on an educational and clinical bioethics advisory program to promote bioethical thinking and to learn to recognize ethical issues that may complement highly qualified medical practice that result in human and respectful care for patients and their families. (Acta Med Colomb 2017; 42: 129-135).

Keywords : clinical bioethics; counseling; ethics committees; Fundación Santa Fe de Bogota.

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