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Persona y Bioética

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ROSAS-JIMENEZ, Carlos Alberto. TOWARDS A BIOETHICS OF WONDER: CONTRIBUTIONS TO PERSONALIST BIOETHICS. pers.bioét. [online]. 2014, vol.18, n.1, pp.22-34. ISSN 0123-3122.

By the early 2000s, it was already being mentioned that one of the issues affecting bioethics was a lack of wonder or amazement. Today, we see the patient, the weak and the helpless have become clients or objects placed at the disposal of personal, community and entrepreneurial whims based on functionality or utility that can take on a life of its own. Accordingly, the authors of this article propose wonder or amazement as an attitude that not only makes it possible to place the human being at the center and starting point of bioethical reflection, but it is those who suffer the most, the weak and the defenseless, who are predominantly at that center or starting point.

Keywords : Bioethics; patient advocacy; physician-patient relations; ethics; medical.

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