When life becomes optional: A comment on Kevin O'Rourke's approach to forgoing life support

Mikochik, Stephen L.
December 1994
Issues in Law & Medicine;Winter94, Vol. 10 Issue 3, p343
Academic Journal
Analyzes Kevin O'Rourke's advocation of passive euthanasia for persons in a persistently unconscious state. Meanings of the term `quality of life'; Untenability of O'Rourke's position; Avoidance of spiritually ineffective therapy; Traditional Catholic notions of extraordinary means; Discrimination against disabled persons.


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