["Meaningless treatment" in terminal care. Importance of declaring do-not-resuscitate orders].

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The word futile (from the Latin futilis) means incapable of producing any result, serving no useful purpose. For several decades the concept of futile treatment has been discussed internationally. The underlying assumptions of the debate are discussed in this article, as are the goals of medical treatment, the uncertainty of effects, current practice and… (More)

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@article{Lfmark1998MeaninglessTI, title={["Meaningless treatment" in terminal care. Importance of declaring do-not-resuscitate orders].}, author={Rurik L{\"{o}fmark and Tore Nilstun}, journal={Lakartidningen}, year={1998}, volume={95 43}, pages={4759-61} }