Ethical Aspects Considered in Doctor-Patient Relations: Experiences of Anesthesiologists

Maria de Fátima Oliveira dos Santos, Maria das Graças Melo Fernandes, Eduardo Sérgio Soares Sousa, Harison José de Oliveira, Gualter Lisboa Ramalho
2013 Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology  
and objective: Ethical principles guide professional conduct, particularly in establishing the doctor-patient relationship and, therefore, require constant refl ection. The purpose of this study is to analyze ethical experiences of anesthesiologists in their interaction with the patient under their care. Method: This was an exploratory study involving 16 active anesthesiologists at a university hospital in João Pessoa, Paraíba. We collected data through semi-structured interviews and analyzed
more » ... alitatively using the content analysis technique. Results: The study fi ndings show that the classifi cation of ethical experiences of the study participants regarding the doctor-patient relationship were classifi ed into fi ve categories: respect for the patient, humane treatment, equal treatment, professional secrecy, and respect for patient autonomy. Work extracted from the dissertation "Acolhimento como estratégia para humanizar a relação médico-anestesiologista e usuários do SUS" (Welcomeness as a strategy to humanize the anesthesiologist-SUS users relationship), presented at the Nursing Graduate Program, Universidade Federal da Paraíba,
doi:10.1016/j.bjane.2012.07.011 pmid:24263043 fatcat:fw3frs2ecrdstpc3ep46rxxsdm