Medical Futility: And the Evaluation of Life-Sustaining Interventions

Medical Futility: And the Evaluation of Life-Sustaining Interventions

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ISBN-13: 9780521560207
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/13/1997
Pages: 219
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Foreword Alexander Morgan Capron; Contributors; 1. Medical futility: a useful concept? Howard Brody; 2. Death with dignity Patricia Brophy; 3. Physicians and medical futility: experience in the critical care setting Harry S. Rafkin and Thomas Rainey; 4. Physicians and medical futility: experience in the setting of general medical care Norton Spritz; 5. Futility issues in pediatrics Joel E. Frader and Jon Watchko; 6. Medical futility: a nusing home perspective Ellen Knapik Bartoldus; 7. Alternative medicine and medical futility Joseph J. Jacobs; 8. How culture and religion affect attitudes toward medical futility Mary F. Morrison and Sarah Gelbach DeMichele; 9. When religious views and medical judgements conflict: civic polity and the social good John J. Paris and Mark Poorman; 10. Conflict resolution: experience of consultation-liaison psychiatrists James J. Strain, Stephen L. Snyder and Martin Drooker; 11. Ethics committees and end of life decision making Alice Herb and Eliot J. Lazar; 12. The economics of futile interventions Donald J. Murphy; 13. Medical futility: a legal perspective William Prip and Anna Moretti; 14. Professional and public community projects for developing medical futility guidelines Linda Johnson and Robert Lyman Potter; 15. Community futility policies: the illusion of consensus? Bethany Spielman; 16. Not quite the last word: scenarios and solutions Karen Orloff Kaplan; Indexes.

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