Doing All They Can: Physicians Who Deny Medical Futility
Swanson, Jeffrey W.
McCrary, S. Van
Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 1994 Winter; 22(4): 318- 326
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Swanson, Jeffrey W.; McCrary, S. Van (1994)Why do some physicians continue to treat patients who are clearly dying or persistently unconscious, while others consider medical intervention to be futile past a certain point? No doubt, medical decisions vary in ...
McCrary, S. Van; Swanson, Jeffrey W.; Youngner, Stuart J.; Perkins, Henry S.; Winslade, William J. (1994)We believe that data indicating the level of agreement among physicians on the issue of futility will advance the debate regarding the appropriateness of physicians' acting as unilateral arbiters of futility. Therefore, ...