Futility and Rationing
Jecker, Nancy S.
Schneiderman, Lawrence J.
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF MEDICINE 1992 February; 92(2): 189-96
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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 ...
Jecker, Nancy S.; Schneiderman, Lawrence J. (1993)In this paper, we examine in closer detail the ethical implications of medical futility. Section one introduces an illustrative case involving a clearly futile medical treatment. Section two outlines three contrasting positions ...