In Re Helga Wanglie
Capron, Alexander Morgan
Hastings Center Report. 1991 Sep-Oct; 21(5): 26-28.
...I would, of course, strongly agree that it is high time for medicine to reexamine its assumptions about what constitutes benefit to patients. But that process must occur in the context of each clinical relationship in which patients' values determine what benefit means for each of them as individuals. If, as I believe, the growing use of the concept of futility is dangerous because it conceals the need to know ends, then