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A particular system of principles taught or advocated.
[L. doceo, to teach]
A theory or posit widely accepted by leading authorities in a particular field


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.


(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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A doctrine is an abstract principle; it is necessarily absolute in its scope and abstruse in its terms; it is a metaphysical assertion.
Living doctrine will be easier to access and update, and it will allow Soldiers to have Army doctrine right at their fingertips.