Aristotle's Doctrine Of The Mean

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I think that Aristotle’s virtue ethics play an important role when deciding which healthcare professional to obtain treatment from. Aristotle’s principle of the doctrine of the mean is important here when discussing what characteristics we desire in our healthcare provider. The doctrine of the mean states that it is most desirable to strike a balance between two characteristics. This ‘balance’ is known as the mean. Having too little of any given characteristic is known as a deficiency, and having too much of a characteristic is known as excessive. The doctrine of the mean is important in choosing a healthcare provider because it helps us think about what characteristics we desire. For example, if a patient desires compassion in a provider

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