Revista U.D.C.A Actualidad & Divulgación Científica
versión impresa ISSN 0123-4226
MARTINEZ DELGADO, Lorena y FANDINO OSORIO, Vilma Cenit. ETHICAL IMPLICATIONS FACED BY TEACHERS SUPERVISING THE CLINICAL PRACTICE OF STUDENTS OF INFIRMARY. rev.udcaactual.divulg.cient. [online]. 2009, vol.12, n.1, pp. 17-25. ISSN 0123-4226.
During clinical practice the teaching nurse is doomed to act in situations that involve making ethical decisions in front of the patient and be responsible for the consequences of this decision. The objective of the research was to determine the more frequent implications in which the infirmary professional is involved in hospitals, while supervising the student practice in the city of Bogotá. Research on this topic is scars, taking into account that this subject becomes, every time, more and more important in the professional exercise. As a tool for data collecting, a semi-structured interview was designed and recordings of experiences by the participant professionals were made. The results determined that the implications most frequently faces by the teacher in the places of practice are of ethical type; no penal denunciation, before the court of Ethics of Infirmary, followed by a sanction or the dismissal, withdrawal of the professional card or indemnification of prejudices was presented. The situations confronted by students with the care subject generate experience in moral reasoning and in the importance of values for the taking of ethical decisions. The necessity to establish a continuous communication within the institutions, where the practice is realized, will allow a proper coordination of the attention of the care subject and a consensus in the decision making, when required by the situation.
Palabras llave : Ethics; infirmary; teaching-attendance; responsibility; ethical dilemma.