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Medical Futility: The Duty Not to Treat
In this paper, we examine in closer detail the ethical implications of medical futility. Section one introduces an illustrative case involving a clearly futile medical treatment. Section two outlines three contrasting positions ...
Insights Pertaining to Patient Assessments of States Worse Than Death
...Informal conversations amongst clinicians and patients point to the concern that life-sustaining treatment may lead to prolonged life under unacceptable circumstances....Previous research has identified specific circumstances ...
Medical Futility Decisions
Being a Burden on Others
In this article I ask the following questions: How ought we to think about the various burdens medical treatment imposes on other people? Should patients themselves consider such burdens when making life and death health-care ...