When it comes to bioethics in the primary care field, it is often not frowned upon as much as in high-tech medicine. On the other hand, using both together may be more effective due to the number of ways bioethics can be used in primary care. The major problem is that primary care is always the first step which may at a time bring on major problems in the future. All the literature that is found on bioethics often never mentions primary care but is only found when it comes to tertiary medicine instead of the daily concerns of the patients that deal with the patients.
Another issue is that many families often see the same primary care physician or clinic for all sorts of issues which allows them to become friends. This brings about the moral issues of bioethics which may not even allow physicians to consider bioethics even when their patient develops chronic illnesses.
The major issue as described by Bowman and Spicer is that the ethical issues arise when a patient has reached the tertiary level, and this is where the debates often arise. Along with this, moral principles and religion are also a huge part that can be reinterpreted in terms of primary care. For some physicians in fields such as rheumatology, psychiatry, HIV medication or where other specialists may be needed, the reinterpretation of bioethics is often generalized.
Primary Care Values
Primary care should include physicians give the best possible care to their patients using evidence that is based on the medical care the patient needs, whether it is mental or physical that can be treated and understood or can even be cured using a framework of biomedical.
The physicians should also do all they can to aid in the prevention of disease and death of their patients.