Normalizing homophobic discourse. Bioethical considerations

  • María de la Luz Sevilla González Escuela Superior de Medicina, Instituto Politécnico Nacional. México
  • Nelson Eduardo Álvarez Licona Escuela Superior de Medicina, Instituto Politécnico Nacional. México

Abstract

The homophobia is present in all social discourses, but we do not realize it due to the normalization of certain rejection behaviors against homosexual persons. This paper analyzes specifically the homophobic discourse of health care personnel. The professional ethics dictates this personnel treats with respect and dignity to all patients. Nevertheless it has been proved that there are some prejudice attitudes in health care centers which diminish the possibility of health care assistances to patients and generate a poor and distrusted relationship between the health care professional and the patient.

Author Biographies

Doctores en Antropología Social. Sección de Estudios de Posgrado e Investigación, Escuela Superior de Medicina, Instituto Politécnico Nacional. México.

Doctores en Antropología Social. Sección de Estudios de Posgrado e Investigación, Escuela Superior de Medicina, Instituto Politécnico Nacional. México.

Keywords homophobic, discrimination, reject, stigmatization, normalization of homophobic
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Sevilla González, M., & Álvarez Licona, N. (2006). Normalizing homophobic discourse. Bioethical considerations. Acta Bioethica, 12(2). Retrieved from https://actabioethica.uchile.cl/index.php/AB/article/view/16659/17343
Published
2006-01-01