The Texas Advanced Directive Law: Unfinished Business.


The Texas Advance Directive Act allows physicians and hospitals to overrule patient or family requests for futile care. Purposefully not defining futility, the law leaves its determination in specific cases to an institutional process. While the law has received several criticisms, it does seem to work constructively in the cases that come to the review… (More)
DOI: 10.1080/15265161.2015.1047998


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@article{Kapottos2015TheTA, title={The Texas Advanced Directive Law: Unfinished Business.}, author={Michael Kapottos and Stuart J. Youngner}, journal={The American journal of bioethics : AJOB}, year={2015}, volume={15 8}, pages={34-8} }