Who Defines Futility?
Youngner, Stuart J.
JAMA. 1988 Oct 14; 260(14): 2094-2095.
Youngner responds to D.J. Murphy's article in this issue of
Aged; Allowing to Die; Chronically Ill; Communication; Consent; Dementia; Family Members; Futility; Hospitals; Informed Consent; Institutionalized Persons; Life; Nursing Homes; Paternalism; Patient Care; Patients; Physicians; Prognosis; Public Policy; Quality of Life; Resource Allocation; Resuscitation; Resuscitation Orders; Selection for Treatment; Values;
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McCrary, S. Van; Swanson, Jeffrey W.; Youngner, Stuart J.; Perkins, Henry S.; Winslade, William J. (1994)We believe that data indicating the level of agreement among physicians on the issue of futility will advance the debate regarding the appropriateness of physicians' acting as unilateral arbiters of futility. Therefore, ...