Legal briefing: futile or non-beneficial treatment.

  title={Legal briefing: futile or non-beneficial treatment.},
  author={Thaddeus Mason Pope},
  journal={The Journal of clinical ethics},
  volume={22 3},
This issue's "Legal Briefing" column covers recent legal developments involving futile or non-beneficial medical treatment. This topic has been the subject of recent articles in JCE. Indeed, it was the subject of a "Legal Briefing" in fall 2009. Accordingly, this column focuses on legal developments from the past two years. These developments are usefully grouped into the following 11 categories: 1. Texas Advance Directives Act, 2. Ontario Consent and Capacity Board, 3. Surrogate selection, 4… CONTINUE READING