Why careproviders may conclude that treating a patient is futile

J Clin Ethics. 2013 Summer;24(2):83-90.


I shall examine one way that careproviders may come to judgments of "futility" in cases that are less than clearcut, in the hope that, if such judgment is unwarranted, it may be avoided.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Borderline Personality Disorder / complications*
  • Female
  • Foreign Bodies*
  • Humans
  • Medical Futility*
  • Refusal to Treat / ethics*
  • Self-Injurious Behavior / psychology*
  • Withholding Treatment / economics*