Guidance for Healthcare Ethics Committees, D. Micah Hester and Toby Schonfeld, eds., Cambridge, Ch. 12 (2012).
Posted: 7 Sep 2012
Date Written: 2012
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
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
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: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2141517