Intended Goals and Appropriate Treatment: An Alternative to the Ordinary/extraordinary Distinction
Journals of Medical Ethics 1984 September; 10(3): 128-130
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Intended Goals and Appropriate Treatment: An Alternative to the Ordinary/extraordinary Distinction Meyers, Christopher (1984-09)The author maintains that the distinction between ordinary and extraordinary medical treatment has little or no moral value unless one accepts an almost absolute obligation to preserve life. Rejecting such an obligation, ...
The Development and Nature of the Ordinary/extraordinary Means Distinction in the Roman Catholic Tradition Sullivan, Scott M. (2007-09)In the Roman Catholic tradition the nature of the ordinary/extraordinary means distinction is best understood in light of its historical development. The moralist tradition that reared and nurtured this distinction implicitly ...