Brief discourse on the right to health protection and ethical implications of the Dentist’s professional practice

María Cristina Sifuentes Valenzuela


The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Pan American Health Organization (PHO) are institutions which constantly endeavor to further policies geared to reaching health for the world population. The aforementioned institutions have stressed the existing needs to promote actions which will promote the idea that health is a universal right. In Mexico, this social commitment is reflected in Article IV of the Political Constitution of the Mexican United States.1 That article established the universal right to health protection. This right is not only limited to service rendering, it also encompasses the right to medical attention delivered in a professional and ethically responsible manner, within the framework of respect and dignity

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