Applying Futility: Saying No Is Not Enough
Youngner, Stuart J.
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 1994 Aug; 42(8): 887-889.
Allowing to Die; Communication; Decision Making; Family Members; Futility; Goals; Life; Minority Groups; Moral Obligations; Motivation; Patients; Physician Patient Relationship; Physicians; Prognosis; Prolongation of Life; Resuscitation; Resuscitation Orders; Risks and Benefits; Socioeconomic Factors; Treatment Outcome; Trust; Uncertainty; Withholding Treatment;
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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 ...