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Medical Futility: And the Evaluation of Life-Sustaining Interventions Marjorie B. Zucker

Medical Futility: And the Evaluation of Life-Sustaining Interventions

Marjorie B. Zucker

Published March 13th 1997
ISBN : 9780521568777
Paperback
220 pages
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This book surveys the clinical, ethical, religious, legal, economic and personal dimensions of decision making in situations when the choice is between extending costly medical treatment of uncertain effectiveness, or terminating treatment therebyMoreThis book surveys the clinical, ethical, religious, legal, economic and personal dimensions of decision making in situations when the choice is between extending costly medical treatment of uncertain effectiveness, or terminating treatment thereby ending the patients life. Contributors from various disciplines offer perspectives on issues ranging from the definition of medical futility to the implications for care in various clinical settings. Medical Futility will be obligatory reading for health care professionals, students and scholars concerned with ethical standards in medical care.