Conscientious objection, death and dying in terminal illnesses

Authors

  • Octaviano Humberto Domínguez Márquez Escuela Superior de Medicina del Instituto Politécnico Nacional, México

Abstract

This paper carries on a critical analysis of the figure of conscientious objection as an expression of the achievement of new spaces of liberty in societies in continuous evolution, that however, are still somewhat behind the times, specifically in the area of health. In addition, it links conscientious objection with aspects of the end of life and the tanatological process, in the ethical puzzles that modern technology presents by changing drastically the way we die.

Author Biography

Octaviano Humberto Domínguez Márquez, Escuela Superior de Medicina del Instituto Politécnico Nacional, México

Médico Cirujano y Partero. Profesor de pre y posgrado en Bioética, Escuela Superior de Medicina del Instituto Politécnico Nacional, México.

Keywords:

conscientious objection, tanatology