Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Where's the Evidence?Debates in Modern Medicine$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

William A. Silverman

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780192630889

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630889.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see http://www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 15 August 2018

Who defines ‘futility’?

Who defines ‘futility’?

Chapter:
(p.167) 38 Who defines ‘futility’?
Source:
Where's the Evidence?
Author(s):

William A. Silverman

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630889.003.0038

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

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .