A critical view of medical hegemony in relation to den- tistry, in urgency and emergency care

Admin Dental Press

Issue V06N02 | Year 2020 | Editorial Original Article | Pages 56 to 59

BEATRIZ SOBRINHO SANGALETTE, THAYNA DA SILVA EMÍDIO, MARCOS MAURICIO CAPELARI, CLÁUDIO MALDONADO PASTORI, RAFAELLA FERRARI PAVONI, GUSTAVO LOPES TOLEDO

Introduction: Dentistry has a wide field of practice, con- ducted in outpatient care or hospital environments. There- fore, its working limits merge with the medical area, leading to inquiries about the responsibilities that already have legal provisions for each of the professional cases. This type of situation is common and occurs mainly in urgent and emergency circumstances, be it in clinics or hospitals. Method: In or- der to clarify what each professional is responsible for in an emergency care, focusing on the hospital environment, this study carried out a cross-sectional retrospective research of the national and international literature, between 2000 and 2017, in research bases such as PubMed, Bireme, SciELO and Lilacs. Results: From the evaluation of 6 articles, 5 books, 2 laws and 4 resolutions, it was possible to verify that 10 of these indicated that the limits are defined from the aspects of complexities, and 7 stated that the performance refer to the specific qualification of each area. Conclusion: Multidisci- plinary decentralized work of the presumed hegemonic medical figure is the mechanism to fill these gaps and to carry out responsible medical-dental care, safeguarding the most precious asset that is the patient’s life.

Emergency medicine. Emergency relief. First aid.

Sangalette BS, Emídio TS, Capelari MM, Pastori CM, Pavoni RF, Toledo GL. A critical view of medical hegemony in relation to dentistry, in urgency and emergency care. J Braz Coll Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2020 May-Aug;6(2):56-9.

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