Who should decide when to discontinue life support when such treatment appears to be hopeless? This article explores withdrawal or withholding life-sustaining medical treatment when health-care providers and family members disagree on a course of action which is likely to be futile or inappropriate. Ethical, moral, and legal implications are raised, and the lack of and need for guidelines is discussed.
"To Be or Not to Be, Should Doctors Decide? Ethical n Legal Aspects of Medical Futility Policies ,"
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2, Article 7.
Available at: http://scholarship.law.marquette.edu/elders/vol7/iss2/7