, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp 155–168 | Cite as

Unity and diversity of the medical action: A review of its components and their interconnections

  • Jan Doroszewski


In this paper, the main components of the medical action are divided into three types: cognitive operations, value judgments and instrumental reasoning. The study aims at fraiming some specific methodological problems in order to encourage further research on the theory of planning and effectivity of the medical action.

Key words

Medical action Cognitive operations Value judgment Instrumental reasoning Physician's duty Moral principles Notion of change 


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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan Doroszewski
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  1. 1.Dept. of Biophysics and BiomathematicsMedical Centre of Postgraduate EducationWarszawaPoland

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