Bioethics in primary health care and public health quality

  • Octaviano Domínguez Márquez Academia Nacional Mexicana de Bioética
  • Carolina Manrique Nava Instituto Politécnico Nacional


A review and transdisciplinary analysis study is carried out regarding the integration between total quality and health field processes, specifically in primary health care from a general medicine and public health perspective. Main issues of total quality and their focus on health care and the relevance of values, principles and school of thought objectively reflected in total quality processes are reviewed. Emphasis on total quality raises also the need to lead bioethical indicators to an objective condition and pose them as indispensable to complement quality indicators.

Author Biographies

Presidente de la Academia Nacional Mexicana de Bioética, A.C., México

Profesor Titular de la Maestría en Metodología de la Ciencias. CIECAS, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, México

Keywords quality, dignity, responsibility, autonomy
How to Cite
Domínguez Márquez, O., & Manrique Nava, C. (2011). Bioethics in primary health care and public health quality. Acta Bioethica, 17(1). Retrieved from