La ética de la ignorancia (y de la incertidumbre) y la iatrogenia, un problema de salud pública

Andreu Segura Benedicto

Resumen


La iatrogenia es actualmente uno de los principales problemas de salud pública, que acostumbramos a atribuir exclusivamente a errores y negligencias, menospreciando el exagerado intervencionismo sanitario promovido por el consumismo y también debido a la negación de la ignorancia y a la intolerancia de la incertidumbre. La consideración de las dudas y de las equivocaciones desde una perspectiva ética puede contribuir a la mejor comprensión y prevención de los daños asociados a la práctica médica y sanitaria mediante la promoción de la prudencia como valor esencial de quienes que han de tomar decisiones sobre la salud y las enfermedades de las personas y las comunidades.

Palabras clave


ignorancia; incertidumbre; ética; prudencia; iatrogenia

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