Saying “I'm Sorry”: The Role of Apology in Public Health Academic Article uri icon


  • In Western thought, apology aims to mend interpersonal relationships. In Western culture, the law enters to remedy the wrong and does not promote apology. In fact, according to the law, apology could be an admission of guilt or culpability and is therefore legally inadvisable. Usually in Western culture, apology is something done outside the law. Therefore, the courts serve as a substitute of interpersonal relationships whereby the law serves. The result being that people will get legal justice but no apology. Additionally …

publication date

  • January 1, 2007