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"Medical futility" may be provisionally defined as a
Providing and Forgoing Resuscitative Therapy for Babies of Very Low Birth Weight
We compared practices at three different NICUs and tried to determine whether physicians' practices regarding the use or withholding of resuscitative therapy were consistent from one hosptial to another. Resuscitation ...
Interpersonal Issues in the Wanglie Case
The case of Helga Wanglie involved a conflict between the medical team, which concluded that a respirator was providing no medical benefit to the 87-year-old woman and should therefore be discontinued, and Ms. Wanglie's family ...