SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.137 número11Sobre el uso de epónimos en medicinaFormación en educación de los docentes clínicos de medicina índice de autoresíndice de assuntospesquisa de artigos
Home Pagelista alfabética de periódicos  

Serviços Personalizados

Journal

Artigo

Indicadores

Links relacionados

Compartilhar


Revista médica de Chile

versão impressa ISSN 0034-9887

Resumo

SAMTANI B, Suraj; JADUE Z, Mariana  e  BECA I, Juan Pablo. How does Hinduism analyze an ethical clinical dilemma. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2009, vol.137, n.11, pp.1511-1515. ISSN 0034-9887.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0034-98872009001100017.

It is indispensable for physicians to understand and recognize the fusion of different cultures, to deliver the best possible service to patients with different cultural backgrounds, especially when ethical-medical problems are involved. The Hindu community in Chile differs in significant ways with the western culture. This is especially true for some issues such as the belief in reincarnation or gender inequality, among others. These discrepancies can be relevant for the analysis of several bioethical problems. Therefore, it is necessary to understand the different beliefs, traditions and Hindu visions. We hereby present a review of Hinduism, its relation with medical practice and, as an example, a case of abortion in a Hindu family. Reviewing the traditions, beliefs and methods will help to understand and respect the beliefs of different cultures in contemporary and globalized bioethics.

Palavras-chave : Abortion on demand; Bioethics; Hinduism.

        · texto em Espanhol     · Espanhol ( pdf )

 

Creative Commons License Todo o conteúdo deste periódico, exceto onde está identificado, está licenciado sob uma Licença Creative Commons