Poverty, vulnerability and quality of life in Latin America. Challenges for bioethics


  • Francisco Javier León Correa Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile


This article is a bibliographical review about challenges for bioethics in Latin America. First, some ethically relevant data about poverty and dependence in Latin America are presented. Afterwards, poverty and vulnerability notions are analyzed from a philosophical perspective and ethical response required, ending by examining the consequences of previous data and philosophical reflection about poverty, vulnerability and quality of life, especially in Latin American bioethics.


poverty, vulnerability, quality of life, bioethics

Author Biography

Francisco Javier León Correa, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Doctor en Filosofía, Magíster en Bioética. Profesor Adjunto, Centro de Bioética, Facultad de Medicina, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile