Bioethical Principals In The Conduct Of Doctors

  • Dilza Teresinha Ambrós Ribeiro Universidade do Porto
  • José Hiran Gallo, Dr Federal Council of Medicine
  • Guilhermina Rêgo, Dr Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto, Portugal.


Objective: The present study aims gather further information towards the practice of medicine, particularly regarding bioethical principles, which are essential for the full and correct medical practice all over the world.

Method: This study is a theoretical essay on the bioethical principles related to the professional activity of medical doctors. Therefore, it was carried out a non-systematic review of the literature, which allows a critical analysis of this issue.

Results: Through considering the theoretical guidelines there is a close relationship between the principle of respect for persons and human dignity itself. Also the results of this study suggest that respect for persons, namely personal autonomy, is steadily protected by means of constitutional and infra-constitutional norms.

Conclusion: For these principles to be effective it is indispensable to have common efforts between the political power and overall society, so that public policies may be implemented to favor patients in the healthcare setting. Also the continuous training of physicians is needed for an adequate application of universal bioethical principles.

Author Biography

Dilza Teresinha Ambrós Ribeiro, Universidade do Porto

PhD Student at Universidade do Porto. Physician at Federal University of Acre


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How to Cite
RIBEIRO, Dilza Teresinha Ambrós; GALLO, José Hiran; RÊGO, Guilhermina. Bioethical Principals In The Conduct Of Doctors. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 10, oct. 2017. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 19 oct. 2019. doi:
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