Are withholding and withdrawing therapy always morally equivalent? A reply to Sulmasy and Sugarman.

John Harris

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    Abstract

    This paper argues that Sulmasy and Sugarman have not succeeded in showing a moral difference between withholding and withdrawing treatment. In particular, they have misunderstood historical entitlement theory, which does not automatically prefer a first occupant by just acquisition.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)223-224
    Number of pages1
    JournalJournal of Medical Ethics
    Volume20
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 1994

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