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A facade of futility

Auckland, Cressida ORCID: 0000-0002-4376-0013 (2021) A facade of futility. Law Quarterly Review, 137 (Jul). 451 - 476. ISSN 0023-933X

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Discusses the problems of using the concept of "futility" to justify denying or withdrawing life-sustaining treatment. Considers the significance of holding treatment is futile, the implications for resource allocation, futility's current characterisation by courts, and the problems this creates. Examines whether a definition focussing only on therapeutic issues could be adopted, and suggests why its use to justify denying treatment should cease.

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Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA1001 Forensic Medicine. Medical jurisprudence. Legal medicine
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2020 11:39
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 03:12

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