The provision of health services should be carried attached to the scientific and ethical principles of medicine. The negative to accept blood transfusion by Jehovah’s Witnesses, when indicated, determines a conflict and a challenge for physicians. We discuss concepts related to this complex situation, including: Freedom of religion and belief, patients’ rights, regulatory framework that applies to providers of health services and medical rights. Which should be taken into account in these situations to make an informed decision from the legal and ethical point of view.
Palabras clave: Jehovah’s Witnesses; blood transfusión.
Vol. 77 Núm.4. Octubre-Diciembre 2014 Pags. 195-199 Rev Med Hosp Gen Mex 2014; 77(4)