Bioethics and Health Tourism, written by Dr. Miguel Suazo

Bioethics is a multidisciplinary field of study that combines philosophy, theology, history, and law with medicine, nursing, health policy, and the medical humanities.

Dr. Miguel Suazo is a strong supporter of bioethics in Medical Travel. Medical tourism, dohealthwell.

Bioethics and Health Tourism


The interest of people to seek health and well-being is becoming more frequent, and for this reason, they travel, for different reasons, from one country to another where they consider there are better access and development of science and technology.

Many questions in the bioethical order are generated in this process of displacement, while the traditional canons of what we know as the doctor-patient relationship are molded, the classical accompaniment of the patients by their relatives, and the variability of the environment in which they develop these interventions, creating new scenarios and demanding as a common denominator the existence of conditions that generate a primordial value: trust.

For more technical guarantees that are offered to the service requester, the value of trust is the essential ethical element to be able to launch the support offered by this international service, which also seeks the best benefit for the patient, involves economic variables and needs to bet with guarantees that both the service and the costs correspond to the quality of the service.

Bioethics and Health Tourism

For this first ingredient, we must point out the importance of corporate and transparent health tourism so that we have the knowledge of those who provide the service and who represent these guarantees.

The ethical bases of these approaches are based on the ethics of responsibility, that is, those based on trust that offers serious and responsible scenarios that, because of their demonstrated generals, make the difference with other proposals of the same meaning, but generating greater doubts.

We know the risks of some transplants, proposals for the application of stem cells, offers related to beauty, aesthetics, plastic surgery, of which there are many anecdotes in which unscrupulous hands have managed to make networks that disfavor the desired goals, making mercurial interests prevail.

For this reason, bioethics must be a true bridge between intentions and needs, the value of trust a link and the ethics of responsibility a norm that foresees from the beginning of the technical proposals to the outcome of the processes, taking in mind that the patient is a foreigner in conditions of vulnerability and his only ally is the doctor and the support platform that accompanies him.

Only trusting you can access these events full of questions and ignorance.

The bioethics committees, the bioethics consultants, have to be the second general and local allies in each of these processes, to give a moral foundation that allows for joint construction of the value of trust and to serve as a counterpart in support of the patients who come in search of new healthy alternatives.

Did you know?

Bioethics is a shared, reflective examination of ethical issues in healthcare health science, and health policy.

The Center for Practical Bioethics states that Bioethics is also a multidisciplinary field of study that combines philosophy, theology, history, and law with medicine, nursing, health policy, and the medical humanities.

These fields have always had ethical standards, of course, handed down within each profession, and often without question.