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      Significados de la profesión médica desde la ideología de las y los profesionales de la medicina Translated title: Meanings of the medical profession from the ideology of medical professionals


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          RESUMEN Se aborda la ideología de las y los profesionales de la medicina, desde la teoría de Thompson, para entender los significados de la profesión médica, a partir de las categorías: autonomía, normas y valores, y reconocimiento social. Se realizaron 24 entrevistas semiestructuradas a profesionales de la medicina en cuatro ámbitos de trabajo: institucional público, institucional privado, ejercicio privado y ejercicio mixto, en Amecameca, municipio del Estado de México, en el período comprendido de marzo a octubre de 2019. El análisis de los significados expresados por las y los profesionales de la medicina en cada una de las categorías de interés muestra una base condicionada por la estructura del control estatal y por la economía mercantilizada, que valora con mayor significación formas de práctica médica privada. En la conformación ideológica de la profesión médica subsiste un componente práctico inmerso en un romanticismo liberal en un escenario casi extinto que subsiste en la actualidad, sin articularlo a los procesos sociales más generales.

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          ABSTRACT This article deals with the ideology of medical professionals in order to understand the meanings attributed to their profession, taking Thompson’s theory as a starting point and centering on the categories of autonomy, norms and values, and social recognition. Twenty-four semi-structured interviews were conducted with medical professionals in Amecameca, a municipality in the State of Mexico, from March to October 2019, in four sectors of service provision: public institutional, private institutional, private practice, and mixed practice. The analysis of meanings expressed by medical professionals with respect to each category of interest reveals that medical professionals are conditioned by the structure of state control and by the commodified economy, where private forms of medical practice are more highly regarded. In the ideological conformation of the medical profession, there remains a practical component imbued with a liberal romanticism in an extinct scenario that still exists today, without being articulated to more general social processes.

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                Salud colectiva
                Salud colect.
                Universidad Nacional de Lanús (Lanús, Buenos Aires, Argentina )
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                [3] Toluca orgnameUniversidad Autónoma del Estado de México Mexico capo730211@ 123456yahoo.es
                [2] Ciudad de México orgnameUniversidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Xochimilco México jsec632213@ 123456correo.xoc.uam.mx
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