[Application of the causal theory of action through analysis of therapeutic non-observance].

Abstract

This paper presents an analysis of an aspect of non-observance in the treatment of type 1 diabetes mellitus, the absence of adaptation of insulin dosage in spite of hyperglycemia. The adaptation of insulin dosage by the patient is described as an intentional action, performed as a habit. The problem is analysed through the causal theory of action and the concept of akrasia. These considerations may be useful to understand other aspects of therapeutic non-observance.

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@article{Reach2000ApplicationOT, title={[Application of the causal theory of action through analysis of therapeutic non-observance].}, author={G{\'e}rard Reach}, journal={Presse medicale}, year={2000}, volume={29 35}, pages={1939-46} }