1. Preface. 2. The Moral Paradox of Critical Care Medicine; K.Wm. Wildes, S.J. Part One: Clinical Questions. 3. Ethical Issues Raised by Intensive Care; B.A. Brody. 4. Ethical Issues in Intensive Care: Criteria for Treatment within the Creation of a Health Insurance Morality; M.A. Rie. 5. Commentary on: Brody and Rie; M.A. Sanchez-Gonzalez. 6. Intensive Care: Its Nature and Problems; A. Serani-Merlo, P. Rosso. 7. Ethical Issues in Critical Care: Criteria for Treatment; H.H. Delooz. Part Two: Moral Reflections on the Clinic. 8. Conserving Life and Conserving Means: Lead Us not Into Temptation; K.Wm. Wildes, S.J. 9. The Old and the New in the Doctrine of the Ordinary and the Extraordinary Means; D. Gracia. 10. Admission To and Removal From Intensive Care: a Personalist Approach; P.T. Schotsmans. 11. The Notion of Criterion in Critical Care Ethics; T.R. Kopfensteiner. 12. Distributive Justice in the Era of the Benefit Package: the Dispute Over the Oregon Basic Health Services Act; M.C. Kaveny. Part Three: Appendices. A. The Prolongation of Life; Pope Pius XII. B. Declaration on Euthanasia; Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. C. Consensus Statement on the Triage of Critically Ill Patients; Society of Critical Care Medicine Ethics Committee. Notes on Contributors. Index.