David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
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Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 11 (2):157-165 (1986)
Diagnosis is widely regarded to be governed by logical rules, but constructing a rational treatment plan has received less philosophical attention. I examine such treatment plans under three senses of the term "rational": consensual, scientific, and ethical. My thesis is that treatment plans, even those based on medical indications alone, are inherently consensual and are governed by a logic of proportionality. Keywords: rational, medical indications, proportionality, treatment plan CiteULike Connotea Del.icio.us What's this?
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