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Withdrawal aversion and the equivalence test

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If a doctor is trying to decide whether or not to provide a medical treatment, does it matter ethically whether that treatment has already been started? Health professionals sometimes find it harder to stop a treatment (withdraw) than to refrain from starting the treatment (withhold). But does that feeling correspond to an ethical difference? In this paper, we defend Equivalence – the view that withholding and withdrawal of treatment are ethically equivalent when all other factors are equal. ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1080/15265161.2019.1574465

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Oxford college:
Merton College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-3958-8633
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
Philosophy
Oxford college:
St Cross College
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Author
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Wilkinson, DJC
Grant:
WT203132/Z/16/Z
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Funding agency for:
Savulescu, J
Grant:
Operational Infrastructure Support Program
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Funding agency for:
Savulescu, J
Grant:
Operational Infrastructure Support Program
Publisher:
Routledge Publisher's website
Journal:
American Journal of Bioethics Journal website
Volume:
19
Issue:
3
Pages:
21-28
Publication date:
2019-03-21
Acceptance date:
2018-11-06
DOI:
EISSN:
1536-0075
ISSN:
1526-5161
Pubs id:
pubs:938762
UUID:
uuid:89676a6d-9308-4b4b-ac23-78a7f454d5c8
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pubs:938762
Deposit date:
2018-11-07

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