U.S. President's Council on Bioethics, September 12, 2008
14 Pages Posted: 27 Feb 2012
Date Written: September 12, 2008
This document is a transcript of the author’s invited testimony to the U.S. President’s Council on Bioethics on medical futility in institutional and legislative initiatives. This is not a formal academic research paper; however, it is presented to be informational. Dr. Pope illustrates and defines a futility dispute, identifies the causes of futility disputes, explores intractable disputes, explains institutional policies and their relationship to law, describes state differences in safe harbor laws, and highlights the exception of Texas.
Keywords: medical initiative, institutional initiative, legislative initiative, futility dispute, safe harbor, health care
JEL Classification: K32
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Pope, Thaddeus Mason, Medical Futility: Institutional and Legislative Initiatives (September 12, 2008). U.S. President's Council on Bioethics, September 12, 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2003025