"Futile Care"-An Emergency Medicine Approach: Ethical and Legal Considerations.

Abstract

Futility often serves as a proposed reason for withholding or withdrawing medical treatment, even in the face of patient and family requests. Although there is substantial literature describing the meaning and use of futility, little of it is specific to emergency medicine. Furthermore, the literature does not provide a widely accepted definition of… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2017.06.005

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