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Legal Briefing: Medically Futile and Non-Beneficial Treatment


Thaddeus Mason Pope


Hamline University - School of Law

January 1, 2012

Journal of Clinical Ethics, Vol. 22, No. 3, pp. 277-296, 2011

Abstract:     
Since 2009, Professor Pope has authored a quarterly "Legal Briefing" column for the Journal of Clinical Ethics. Each briefing comprehensively reviews legal developments concerning a particular issue in clinical bioethics. The Journal of Clinical Ethics owns the exclusive copyright to distribute the full-text content.

This article comprehensively reviews legal developments involving futile or non-beneficial medical treatment since 2009. These developments are usefully grouped into the following 11 categories:
1. Texas Advance Directives Act
2. Ontario Consent and Capacity Board
3. Surrogate selection
4. Ex post cases for damages
5. Ex ante cases for injunctions
6. Coercion and duress
7. Assent and transparency
8. Brain-death cases
9. Criminal and administrative sanctions
10. Conscientious objection
11. Penalties for providing futile treatment

Keywords: medical futility, non-beneficial treatment, death, dying, healthcare, surrogate, advance directives, brain-death, futile treatment

JEL Classification: K32

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Date posted: February 27, 2012 ; Last revised: July 1, 2014

Suggested Citation

Pope, Thaddeus Mason, Legal Briefing: Medically Futile and Non-Beneficial Treatment (January 1, 2012). Journal of Clinical Ethics, Vol. 22, No. 3, pp. 277-296, 2011. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2003499

Contact Information

Thaddeus Mason Pope (Contact Author)
Hamline University - School of Law ( email )
1536 Hewitt Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55104-1237
United States
651-523-2519 (Phone)
901-202-7549 (Fax)
HOME PAGE: www.thaddeuspope.com
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