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The Nature of the Doctor-Patient Relationship

Health Care Principles through the phenomenology of relationships with patients


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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Pierre Mallia
    Pages 1-6
  3. Pierre Mallia
    Pages 27-53
  4. Pierre Mallia
    Pages 79-82
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 83-86

About this book


This book serves to unite biomedical principles, which have been criticized as a model for solving moral dilemmas by inserting them and understanding them through the perspective of the phenomenon of health care relationship. Consequently, it attributes a possible unification of virtue-based and principle-based approaches. ​


biomedical principles biomedical principles health care ethics health care principles health care relationships health care relationships

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1., Medical SchoolUniversity of MaltaMsidaMalta

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Nature of the Doctor-Patient Relationship
  • Book Subtitle Health Care Principles through the phenomenology of relationships with patients
  • Authors Pierre Mallia
  • Series Title SpringerBriefs in Ethics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-007-4938-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-007-4939-9
  • Series ISSN 2211-8101
  • Series E-ISSN 2211-811X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VI, 86
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Theory of Medicine/Bioethics
    Health Psychology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


From the reviews:

“In this volume in the Springer Briefs in Ethics series, the author surveys a wide range of current literature for the principles that conform to the phenomenon of the doctor-patient relationship. The purpose is to examine the nature of the doctor-patient relationship. … As a critical review of the current approaches in bioethics, the book is useful for students and scholars interested in theoretical aspects of bioethics in general and the doctor-patient relationship in particular.” (Shahram Ahmadi Nasab Em, Doody’s Review Service, February, 2013)