The woman in the health care professions


  • Laura Rueda C. Universidad de Chile


This paper tries to establish, through identifying the affective capacities of young women who are studying health care professions, a reflection about the feminine presence in this professional sector. This analysis includes some aspects of the feminine moral development, the vocation to care and to prevent risks and the professional profile that has been developed in careers dedicated to health care.


moral development, ethics of care, health care professions

Author Biography

Laura Rueda C., Universidad de Chile

Terapeuta Ocupacional, Magíster en Bioética. Profesora Asistente de la Facultad de Medicina y colaboradora del Centro Interdisciplinario de Estudios en Bioética, Universidad de Chile. Chile.