'Futile Care': What to Do When Your Patient Insists on Chemotherapy That Likely Won't Help
Harrington, Sara Beth
Lyckholm, Laurel J.
Smith, Thomas J.
Oncology 2008 July; 22(8): 881-888; discussion 893, 896, 898
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Physicians Do Not Have a Responsibility to Provide Futile or Unreasonable Care if a Patient or Family Insists Luce, John M. (1995-04)OBJECTIVE: This article was written to argue that physicians are not ethically obligated to provide care which they consider futile, unreasonable, or both, either voluntarily or in response to patient or surrogate demands. ...