Phenomenological Roots of Principles

  • Pierre Mallia
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Ethics book series (BRIEFSETHIC, volume 2)


After having considered the important theories and frameworks the phenomenological roots of each principle are now examined. If one is to try to ground principlism within the phenomenology of the physician–patient it is important to examine what the phenomenology of each principle is, or in which phenomenon it has its origin. In order to do this one must first define what the phenomenology of the doctor–patient relationship is, and secondly see if any of the principles either derive directly from this phenomenon or correspond directly to it.


Medical Ethic Patient Relationship Virtuous Person Common Morality Multicultural Society 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1. Medical SchoolUniversity of MaltaMsidaMalta

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