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<i>Who defines ‘futility’?</i>

William A. Silverman

in Where's the Evidence?

Published in print April 1999 | ISBN: 9780192630889
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723568 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630889.003.0038
Who defines ‘futility’?

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This chapter presents a 1997 commentary on treatment for compromised neonates. It cites the growing number of parents who insist on treatments for their children — treatments that doctors know are futile. Courts also refusing to support to advice of doctors who wish to resist such unreasonable demands.

Keywords: medical care; medical practice; neonatal care; neonates

Chapter.  1883 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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