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A particular system of principles taught or advocated.
[L. doceo, to teach]
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A theory or posit widely accepted by leading authorities in a particular field
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A theory or posit widely accepted by leading authorities in a particular field. See Assumption-of-risk doctrine, Borrowed servant doctrine, Captain-of-the-ship doctrine, De minimus doctrine, Emergency doctrine, Feres doctrine, Humoral doctrine, Hypothesis, Lost-opportunity doctrine, Posit, Therapeutic privilege.
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(dok'trin) [Fr. doctrine, fr L. doctrina, teaching]
A system of principles taught or advocated.

borrowed servant doctrine

The legal doctrine, a form of vicarious liability, that a patient care supervisor (e.g., an attending physician who oversees the work of a resident physician) may be held responsible for the negligent acts of a subordinate. See: Captain of the Ship doctrine ; vicarious liability

Captain of the Ship doctrine

The legal doctrine, a form of vicarious liability, that the legal responsibility for errors in a medical setting falls on the most highly trained or senior health care provider present at the time. This doctrine has been used to hold attending physicians or surgeons responsible for the negligent acts of the surgical or anesthesia team. See: borrowed servant doctrine; vicarious liability

learned intermediary doctrine

The legal doctrine that a pharmaceutical manufacturer need only advise or warn physicians, and not the public at large, of the potential hazards of the drugs it produces. Under this doctrine physicians act as agents for the public when they prescribe medications. Their education and clinical experience help them decide when to use a medication and when, because of safety concerns, to avoid its use. Exceptions to the doctrine are illustrated by direct-to-consumer drug advertising (e.g., on television or the Internet) in which pharmaceutical companies present their products directly to patients without the physician acting as intermediary. Synonym: learned intermediary rule
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My prayer is we don't waste this opportunity as we delve into doctrinal issues to realize that as ideas and concepts mount we embrace them all and discern faithfully.
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Since doctrinal misperceptions take place at the military level, the lessons here are particularly relevant to planners, as they develop assessments and deterrent options for civilian leaders.
Behind these differences, the study discovers a disagreement in the question of the human side of doctrinal authority.
He points out that all three share passages which treat the same set of doctrinal themes, display the same close relationship with Sanskrit models and doctrine and contain few signs of cultural localisation.
In addition, by not tracing the evolution of the 1939 FM 100-15, Large Units, or its successor doctrinal publication such as FM 100-7, Decisive Force: Theater Army Operations of 1995, Kretchik fails to adequately describe the evolution of the Army's doctrine at the operational to theater strategic level, but instead follows the more tactically oriented FM 100-5/3-0 doctrinal evolutions.
Essentially, it is not a doctrinal conflict; it is political.
A CDF document released April 18 ordered a review and revision of LCWR statutes, policies, programs, and affiliations, citing "serious doctrinal problems which affect many in consecrated life."
The doctrinal Assessment, he noted, "involve(s) essential questions of faith."
The study offers 56 specific recommendations in three categories: (1) that the Army serve as the medium in defining the roles and missions of various agencies engaged in stabilization missions; (2) that the Army use its experience with provincial reconstruction teams to advise other agencies in the establishment of advance civilian teams; and (3) that decision makers consult the study's list of Army doctrinal recommendations.