Ethics. Research. Community.

Medical futility.

Critical care clinics. 
12
(1): 
165-178; 
1996. 
(English). 
[Record Source: PubMed]
Recent discussions about futility have been useful in elucidating health professionals' responsibility to communicate, to establish trust, and to collaborate with patients and families about end-of-life decisions. They have highlighted the often impersonal and fragmented care that patients receive in today's large medical centers. Futility also has been a stalking horse for the much more important and problematic issue of rationing. The latter must be discussed on its own merits, however painful that may be.
Access the full text from your libraries at your institution.  You will be navigating away from EthicShare.

Database Keywords

Detailed Record Information

Record TypeJournal Article
Record Source Status
[MEDLINE]
FormatsPrint
ISSN0749-0704