Families and Futility
Nelson, James Lindemann
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 1994 Aug; 42(8): 879-882.
Allowing to Die; Communication; Consensus; Critically Ill; Decision Making; Dissent; Family Members; Family Relationship; Futility; Life; Mortality; Persistent Vegetative State; Personhood; Physicians; Prolongation of Life; Quality of Life; Risk; Risks and Benefits; Suffering; Value of Life; Values; Withholding Treatment;
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Nelson, James Lindemann (1992-07)Here, I attend particularly to how families are affected, not by reproductive technologies, but by day-to-day patterns of medical practice, decisionmaking in particular. Succinctly stated, what I find is this: standard ...