Vol. 11 No. 2 | February 2011

Vol. 11 No. 2 | February 2011

ISBN: 1536-0075

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Randomized trials depend on clinicians feeling that they are morally justified in allowing their patients to be randomized across treatment arms. Typically such justification rides on what has been called ?clinical equipoise??when there is disagreement of opinion among the community of experts about whether one treatment is better than another, then physicians can ethically enter their patients in...

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When is it permissible to allow a newborn infant to die on the basis of their future quality of life? The prevailing official view is that treatment may be withdrawn only if the burdens in an infant’s future life outweigh the benefits. In this paper I outline and defend an alternative view. On the Threshold View, treatment may be withdrawn from infants if their future well-being is below a t...

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