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Intended goals and appropriate treatment: an alternative to the ordinary/extraordinary distinction.
  1. C Meyers


    This article argues that the ordinary/extraordinary distinction has little or no moral value when preservation of life is not given a near absolute status. What is appealed to instead is a determination of both medical and moral duties, upon which appropriate treatment decisions should be based. Included is a partial delineation of those duties.

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