Medical Futility: A Useful Concept?
Allowing to Die; Autonomy; Communication; Consent; Decision Making; Disclosure; Dissent; Ethics; Family Members; Futility; Goals; Hospitals; Institutional Policies; Justice; Life; Medical Ethics; Patients; Physicians; Prognosis; Quality of Life; Resuscitation; Resuscitation Orders; Risks and Benefits; Technical Expertise; Terminology; Treatment Outcome; Uncertainty; Values;
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Brody, Baruch A.; Halevy, Amir (1995-04)This paper distinguishes four major types of futility (physiological, imminent demise, lethal condition, and qualitative) that have been advocated in the literature either in a patient dependent or a patient independent fashion. ...