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Medical Futility (Chapter 12 in Guidance for Healthcare Ethics Committees)


Thaddeus Mason Pope


Hamline University - School of Law

2012

Guidance for Healthcare Ethics Committees, D. Micah Hester and Toby Schonfeld, eds., Cambridge, Ch. 12 (2012).

Abstract:     
This is a chapter for a new comprehensive handbook for hospital ethics committees. After reading this chapter, the reader will be able to: (1) Describe the three main definitions of “medical futility.” (2) Identify the key factors at the heart of disagreements between surrogates and providers concerning whether a treatment is beneficial. (3) Distinguish six strategies that ethics committees can use to prevent and to resolve medical futility disputes.

Keywords: healthcare, health, ethics, HEC, death, dying, medical futility

JEL Classification: K00, K32

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Date posted: September 7, 2012  

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Pope, Thaddeus Mason, Medical Futility (Chapter 12 in Guidance for Healthcare Ethics Committees) (2012). Guidance for Healthcare Ethics Committees, D. Micah Hester and Toby Schonfeld, eds., Cambridge, Ch. 12 (2012).. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2141517

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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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