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Medical Futility Bruce McIntosh, MD

www. DCMS online. org Northeast Florida Medicine Supplement January 2008 23 Medical Futility Bruce McIntosh, MD Abstract: Physicians are sometimes tempted to label as futile those treatments that offer little hope of cure to ...

DEALING EFFECTIVELY WITH FUTILITY: ETHICS, COMMUNICATION, AND ...

sgim 2008 workshop wa02 conflict over futile care: the wrath of mom dealing effectively with futility: ethics, communication, and conflict resolution

Withdrawing Medically Futile Treatment DiannaS.Howard,MD ...

Withdrawing Medically Futile Treatment DiannaS.Howard,MD,andTimothyM.Pawlik,MD,MPH Introduction As our society ages, more individuals are faced with cancer

Futility Beyond CPR: The Case of Dialysis

Professional Authority Over Futile Treatment To start, I will briefly summarize what I take to be the principle justification for decisions not to honor demands for futile treatment.

Texas Advance Directives Act

The Debate Over the Fate of the Texas "Futile-Care" Law: It Is Time for Compromise Texas Advance Directives Act

When Is Medical Treatment Futile?

JGIM 1053 PERSPECTIVES When Is Medical Treatment Futile? A Guide for Students, Residents, and Physicians Deborah L. Kasman, MD, MA A difficult ethical conundrum in clinical medicine is determining when to withdraw or withhold treatments deemed medically futile.

MEDICALLY FUTILE THERAPY GUIDELINES

MEDICALLY FUTILE THERAPY GUIDELINES I. PURPOSE To suggest a set of guidelines and processes for dealing with medically futile therapy. II. INTRODUCTION Law and regulation have codified the right of patients to refuse medical intervention.

Medical Futility: Balancing Physician Authority and Patient ...

22 22 Conclusion æSome interventions really are futile, but in most cases there are other reasons limiting treatment would be appropriate æInappropriate use of resources æNot consistent with pt.'s own wishes æCauses more (objective) harm than good to patient æGod doesn't need our help ...

Medical Futility: Where Do We Stand?

The health care team wants to write a Do Not Attempt Resuscitation [DNAR] order because in their judgment attempted cardiopulmonary resuscitation [CPR] in the event of cardiac arrest, even if it did temporarily restore cardiac function, would be futile, since it would not fulfill a fundamental goal of ...

CEJA Report 2 - I-96 Medical Futility in End-of-Life Care

Objective definition Futility is intrinsically a value judgment, and reasonable people will disagree on what constitutes futile treatment in practice. 15 What constitutes futile care will differ depending on the medical setting (rural Africa or a Western hospital intensive care unit), goals for ...