Professional ethics and limits

Professional ethics form the basis of the way people behave and do their work. Precisely due to this moral guarantee, society places its trust in the professionals who hold special responsibility: medical staff, education, information, law, the judiciary...

However, in their everyday lives, people are confronted with obstacles, precarious working conditions, personal limits and pressure that make it difficult to combine professional and personal ethical codes or cause stress between them.

In the medical sphere, where ethics are established by the Hippocratic Oath, cuts, privatisation of the health service and the thirst for financial returns can cause a head-on clash between going about a professional job based on ethical codes and commercial interests based on financial profit indicators. This is not something that only affects medicine and health; it extends to all professionals and society in general.

Film: Hippocrate

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