Morality, Prudential Rationality, and Cheating

Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 16 (1):53-62 (2007)
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We have a philosopher friend who was quite ill and required surgery, but she was not ill enough to be admitted to hospital under the “life, limb, and organ preservation” guidelines that control surgical admissions. Her surgeon told her to go to emergency and gave her a list of symptoms to tell the physicians there. Those, he said, would get her a bed, and he would then come and perform the necessary surgery. And that is how our friend got her surgery



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