When Families Request That 'Everything Possible' Be Done
Jecker, Nancy S.
Schneiderman, Lawrence J.
Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 1995 April; 20(2): 146- 163
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Jecker, Nancy S.; Schneiderman, Lawrence J. (1995-04)The paper explores the ethical and psychological issues that arise when family members request that "everything possible" be done for a particular patient. The paper first illustrates this phenomenon by reviewing the well ...
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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 ...