Behavior and Ethical Problems in the Functioning of the Operating Theater (Case Study)

Behavior and Ethical Problems in the Functioning of the Operating Theater (Case Study)

Anita Wójcik (Military Clinical Hospital No. 10 in Bydgoszcz, Poland) and Michał Chojnacki (Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Collegium Medicum in Bydgoszcz, Poland)
Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 26
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9658-7.ch007
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Abstract

The progress of civilization and the dynamic development of the various branches of science is inevitable. Subsequent centuries brought behind the systematic development of medicine and nursing. This action always was and still is accompanied by ethical reflection. Widely understood ethics shall attempt to catch an eternal with the changes, especially in the protection of the essence of the man as well as his health. Image of medicine allows us to understand that the subject of immediate medical ethics is not just a doctor and a nurse, but that there are often entire therapeutic teams of health care professionals and patients themselves. Concern about the health of their ownership presupposes and active partnership in the process of treatment. Contemporary ethics interfere in every element of medicine, generating doubts and at the same time trying to normalize them, included in the specified frame. Operating theaters and the people working there are not free from this type of dilemma.

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