Medical Futility: A Commonly Used and Potentially Abused Idea in Medical Ethics
Thompson, Richard J
British journal of hospital medicine (London, England : 2005) 2011 Feb; 72(2): 96-9
Hospital doctors frequently invoke the idea of medical futility in making decisions regarding end-of-life care. This concept of futility will be reviewed and the differing definitions and how it relates to other important principles in biomedical ethics discussed.
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