Alberstein and Davidovitch explore the role of apologies in healthcare systems from a broader perspective. The significance of apology in terms of social solidarity is addressed and the ways in which each apology situation entails a clash between cultural identities are demonstrated. The debate on apology is explored by presenting a public health perspective of apologies following collective traumatic events such as the application of sterilization laws or flawed human experimentations in various settings.
Michal Alberstein & Nadav Davidovitch,
Apologies in the Healthcare System: From Clinical Medicine to Public Health,
74 Law and Contemporary Problems
Available at: http://scholarship.law.duke.edu/lcp/vol74/iss3/7