Futility -- Futilis -- the Leaky Vessel
Annals of Emergency Medicine 2000 June; 35(6): 615-617
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Paris, John J. (1993)The issue of physician refusal of requested treatment has fueled a two-pronged debate in our society -- one on the meaning of futility and the other on the limits of patient autonomy. The latter is a genuinely philosophic dispute; ...
A Method to Communicate Patient Preferences About Medically Indicated Life-Sustaining Treatment in the Out-of-Hospital Setting Dunn, Patrick M.; Schmidt, Terri A.; Carley, Margaret M.; Donius, Maggie; Weinstein, Molly A.; Dull, Valerie T. (1996-07)OBJECTIVE: Patient preferences for life-sustaining treatment are frequently unknown at critical moments, which often results in clinicians providing treatment that is not medically indicated and/or may not be consistent ...