WPA 2015

Primary Care Mental Health:
Innovation and Transdisciplinarity

The Palace of Parliament 

Bucharest, Romania

24 - 27 June 2015

The Practical Implications of a Theory for Medicine

Practitioners and researchers should be aware of the practical implications of a sound theoretical framework. As a result of this inquiry, medicine is defined as a science of actions, or praxeology, differently constituted in different historical periods but with a permanent emphasis on the basic values of solidarity and reciprocity. The important ethical principles of autonomy, non-maleficence, beneficence, and justice, formulated first in the context of knowledge acquisition, are discussed and elaborated respecting cultural diversity.

The excerpt presented above is part of the plenary lecture Prof. Fernando Lolas (Chile) will give during the WPA 2015 Bucharest IC, on 27 June at the Palace of the Parliament.