The Ordinary-Extraordinary Distinction Reconsidered: A Moral Context for the Proper Calculus of Benefits and Burdens
Bole, Thomas J.
HEC (HOSPITAL ETHICS COMMITTEE) FORUM 2(4): 219-232, 1990
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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, ...