The Noncompliant Patient: A Kantian and Levinasian Response

Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 37 (1):74-89 (2012)
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When a patient fails to follow the advice or prescription of a physician, she is termed to be "noncompliant" by the medical community. The medical community’s response to and understanding of patient noncompliance fails to acknowledge noncompliance as either a relational failure between physician and patient or as a patient choice. I offer an analysis of Immanuel Kant and Emmanuel Levinas that refocuses the issue of noncompliance by examining the physician role, the doctor–patient relationship, and the nature of responsibility



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What is wrong with compliance?S. Holm - 1993 - Journal of Medical Ethics 19 (2):108-110.

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