Consideraciones éticas en la detección del dolor en pacientes no-comunicativos (Ethical Considerations for Pain Detection in Non Communicative Patients)

Alejandro Díaz Méndez (, Diego Blanco (, Patricia Guzmán Velázquez (


This paper appears in: Revista IEEE América Latina

Publication Date: March 2016
Volume: 14,   Issue: 3 
ISSN: 1548-0992

Pain is a subjective phenomenon that causes suffering and that everyone experiences at some point. However, non-communicative patients, they can not express the experience of pain in the same way that conscious people. In this paper are discussed the ethical guidelines that should be considered for pain testing in non-communicative patients with research purposes, for pain assistance and improving of quality life of these kind of patients.

Index Terms:
Pain deteccion, non-communicative patients, ethics   

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