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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Youngner, Stuart J. (1996-01)Recent discussions about futility have been useful in elucidating health professionals' responsibility to communicate, to establish trust, and to collaborate with patients and families about end-of-life decisions. They have ...