Medical Futility: Its Meaning and Ethical Implications
Schneiderman, Lawrence J
Jecker, Nancy S. and Jonsen, Albert R.
ANNALS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE 112(12): 949-954, 15 June 1990
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Schneiderman, Lawrence J.; Jecker, Nancy S.; Jonsen, Albert R. (1996-10-15)Six years ago, we proposed a patient benefit-centered definition of medical futility that included both quantitative and qualitative components. We distinguished between an effect of a treatment that is limited to some ...