Virtual Conference
Healthcare conferences 2022

Patricia Hernandez Valdez

Anahuac University, Mexico

Title: Conscientious objection in Mexico: Scope and limitations in bioethics


The international scientific community has recognized the importance of expression and thought in health personnel, as a human right.  The conscientious objection underlines an antagonism against an aspect of regulatory content that can be legal, cultural, social, labor, economic, psychological or spiritual, making impossible the individual well-being. In this regard, one of the anthropological foundations of this phenomenon is the human behavior towards good, avoiding evil. In the legal dimension, it embraces the fundamental right of ideological freedom, as part of the universal recognition of human dignity. Conscientious objection itself does not represent the solution to the extraordinary bioethical dilemmas. Therefore, it is essential to create legal structures that support general promulgations, in order to guaranteed recognition and the access of existed rights. In Mexico, there have been many determinations that indicated the relevance of this topic; in this regard, on September 20, the Supreme Court of Justice ruled about the ambiguous regulation, generating a controversy that has been handled from different perspectives.


Patricia Hernandez Valdez completed master in bioethics, Universidad Anahuac Mexico. Specialist in bioethics studies Universidad Anahuac Mexico. Psychologist from Universidad Anahuac Mexico. Expert in Legal Psychology. Academic secretary of the Mexican National Academy of Bioethics A.C. Coordinator of the online master's degree in bioethics. She has several national and international publications.