Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
versão impressa ISSN 0104-4230
MARCOLINO, José Alvaro Marques e COHEN, Claudio. About correlation between bioethics and medical psychology. Rev. Assoc. Med. Bras. [online]. 2008, vol.54, n.4, pp. 363-368. ISSN 0104-4230. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-42302008000400024.
The authors make a study about the correlation between bioethics and medical psychology. They divide the study in two parts. The first part they discuss the philosophical concepts about the distinction between morals and ethics, they deal with ethics applied to medicine and they are trying to define what is meant by subject and describe its three basic principles: autonomy, beneficence, non maleficence and justice. Consequently in this part they trace route that started from ethics in its philosophical origins and moved on to ethics in its application to medicine. The second part is dedicated to the definition of the field of study of medical psychology, they study some aspects of the emotional relation of the patient with his illness, the relation of the doctors of his medicine and the relacionship between doctor and his patient. They discusse some clinical issues where they observe this correlation. At last, they try to draw some conclusions.
Palavras-chave : Medical education; Medical ethics; Bioethics; Medical psychology; Doctor-patient relationship.