Medical ethics

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Usually patients quickly and correctly assess the attitude of health workers, often speaking about them, "our", "their". A person who becomes "our", gains the trust of the patient, He saw it as his friend and protector. This allows the physician to exert influence on the patient, on his behavior, mood, on the attitude of the patient to the disease and its treatment.
The main features of medical ethics in socialist society coincide with the moral code of the Builder of communism, which concluded such moral principles as devotion to the cause of communism, honest work for the good of society, high consciousness of the public debt. In our country the moral-ethical norms of behavior coincide with the legal requirements and get more consolidation in law. So, the basic laws of the USSR and Union republics on health care (article 16), along with other moral and ethical rules, stipulated norms of behaviour of the doctor regarding medical confidentiality.
Medical (medical) mystery - specific behavior medic in respect of all he had seen and heard them from the patient when providing him with medical assistance or in the giving of medical advice. The need to respect medical confidentiality stems from the trust, rendered to the medic persons applying to him for help. Without this trust the correct understanding of the disease, and consequently, and proper treatment is difficult or impossible. The Clinician should appreciate and preserve the trust. However, the question of medical secrecy is not only a matter of the physician and the patient; in some cases this touches upon the interests of society. There are a number of circumstances where disclosure of medical secrecy requires Medica law, most often when the number of infectious and other diseases that are subject to mandatory registration, concealment which threatens the society with serious consequences. The law also requires disclosure discovered a medic in cases of crimes or facts, suspected of the crime disclosure of medical secrecy in cases of Advisory nature, and so on, Messages required by law, the Clinician should do or health authorities or bodies of investigation and court.
the duty of all doctors and paramedical workers to provide emergency assistance to a sick person and during off-duty time, and out of his medical institutions [fundamentals of the legislation of the USSR and Union republics on health care (article 33)].
Doctor (HCW) is responsible to the public for violation of its debt. For refusing medical workers to provide patient assistance without valid reasons, if this refusal entailed or could result in death or other grave consequences for him, in the USSR the law provides imprisonment and deprivation of the right to engage in professional activities for up to 3 years.
In a socialist state established a special relationship between the doctor, the state and society. In contrast to capitalist society, under socialism there is no antagonism between the interests of the doctor (medical worker) and the state. "The socialist state is the only state which takes charge of the protection and continuous improvement of the health of the whole population" (Program of the CPSU). To this aim, and all the efforts of medical workers. High principles of Communist morality have full opportunity to be implemented in the activity of the Soviet physicians and become a powerful tool for protection of people's health, and prevention. From the positions of ethics and deontology of the Soviet health care worker is not enough to show sensitivity to the patient, you need to perform preventive, social functions. Medical ethics and deontology, divorced from the objectives and principles of medicine socialist society and first of all from its preventive direction, would represent only a code of professional rules. In socialist society, the health worker is not limited to treatment of sick and recovering their health. He is responsible for the rehabilitation of the environment and prevention of diseases, for the improvement and strengthening of health of the whole population.