JAIC 1987, Volume 26, Number 2, Article 1 (pp. 65 to 73)
CRITERIA FOR TREATMENT: REVERSIBILITY
ABSTRACT—The author reconsiders the “Principle of Reversibility” by clarifying its definition and by examining the variables that make a treatment reversible. Different criteria for different parts of a treatment are recommended. The relationship between cleaning and reversibility is examined. There are degrees of reversibility; even irreversible treatments should be considered in terms of whether they allow for future treatment (“re-treatability”).