2014, Number 2
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ABSTRACTIntroduction: pain relief should be considered a fundamental right of a person since the respect to human dignity demands that no one suffer from unnecessary pain.
Objective: to find out how the relationship between the health professionals and the patient and his/her legal representative was developed in the care of children with pain, and whether they adapted to a model of ethical coping with interpersonal relationship, and the assessment on virtues and qualities present in those professionals who treat children with pain.
Methods: a descriptive cross-sectional research study using qualitative methods was carried out. Guardians of children suffering pain and admitted to "Juan Manuel Márquez" pediatric hospital, and health professionals in different hospital services, who treat children with pain, were surveyed. The professionals' assessment on these relationships was compared with those of the legal representatives of children with pain, who were seen at the hospital.
Results: the health staff considered that almost all the bioethical assessments in terms of the medical relationships with patients and relatives were correct. The guardians of hospitalized children chose the alternative always correct to qualify the procedures which were oriented from a bioethical viewpoint by the health staff. The qualities of the medical and nursing staffs were regarded as sufficient, but when comparing them with the way they should present themselves, then the frequencies were not high enough for this profession.
Conclusions: it was proved that weighing of wanted values for this profession did not reach the required expectations to consider that virtuous professionals are being formed. The professionals stated that not always the bioethically oriented procedures are complied with; however, the parents think that they are always implemented.
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