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World J Clin Cases. Oct 6, 2021; 9(28): 8312-8326
Published online Oct 6, 2021. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v9.i28.8312
Grounded theory qualitative approach from Foucault's ethical perspective: Deconstruction of patient self-determination in the clinical setting
Jesús Molina-Mula
Jesús Molina-Mula, Nursing and Physiotherapy Department, University of Balearics Island, Palma 07122, Illes Balears, Spain
Author contributions: Molina-Mula J contributed to Conceptualisation, writing original draft preparation, review and editing, visualisation, supervision, and funding acquisition. The author has read and agreed to the published version of the manuscript.
Supported by the Advanced Research Chair in the College of Nurses of the Balearic Islands, No. IB3389.
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Corresponding author: Jesús Molina-Mula, MSc, PhD, RN, Academic Research, Assistant Lecturer, Nursing and Physiotherapy Department, University of Balearics Island, Valldemossa Km 7,5, Palma 07122, Illes Balears, Spain.
Received: February 3, 2021
Peer-review started: February 3, 2021
First decision: April 25, 2021
Revised: April 30, 2021
Accepted: August 27, 2021
Article in press: August 27, 2021
Published online: October 6, 2021
Core Tip

Core Tip: The current model of decision-making for patients in the clinical setting has major limitations. A new perspective using the concepts of Foucault's ethics from grounded theory allows to analyse the phenomenon and propose changes. From a critique of principlist ethics, this study attempts to configure elements of analysis to build a new theory on how professionals should act to achieve real self-determination of patients in decision-making.