Medical Futility and End-of-Life Care: An Inter-Organizational Approach
HEC (HealthCare Ethics Committee) Forum. 1999 Jun; 11(2): 176-191.
Adults; Advance Care Planning; Allowing to Die; Autonomy; Communication; Congenital Disorders; Decision Making; Ethics; Ethics Committees; Family Members; Futility; Goals; Guidelines; Health; Health Personnel; Hospitals; Institutional Policies; Life; Long-Term Care; Newborns; Palliative Care; Patients; Prolongation of Life; Public Participation; Qualitative Research; Research; Values;
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Unknown author (American Medical Association. Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs, 1999-03-10)Use of life-sustaining or invasive interventions in patients in a persistent vegetative state or who are terminally ill may only prolong the dying process. What constitutes futile intervention remains a point of controversy ...
Hospital Policy on Medical Futility - Does It Help in Conflict Resolution and Ensuring Good End-of-Life Care? Joseph, Roy (2011-01)This paper aimed to ascertain if hospital policy on medical futility helps in conflict resolution, and in ensuring good end-of-life care.