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Author Schneiderman, L. J

Title Wrong medicine : doctors, patients, and futile treatment / Lawrence J. Schneiderman and Nancy S. Jecker

Publ Info Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011
Edition Second edition
 CCRI-Newport  R724 .S3936 2011    AVAILABLE
 CCRI-Warwick  R724 .S3936 2011    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  R724 .S3936 2011    AVAILABLE  Cupola Society-Candace I. Domos '80
 URI  R724 .S3936 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript xi, 230 pages ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Are doctors supposed to be doing this? -- Why it is hard to say no -- Why we must say no -- Families who say, "do everything!" -- Futility and rationing -- Medical futility in a litigious society -- Ethical implications of medical futility -- The way it is now/the way it ought to be : for patients -- The way it is now/the way it ought to be : for health professionals -- The high points : medical futility -- Medical futility : where do we stand now?
Note Too often, patients in American hospitals are subjected to painful, expensive, and futile treatments because of a physician's notion of medical duty or a family's demands. Lawrence J. Schneiderman and Nancy S. Jecker renew their call for common sense and realistic expectations in medicine
LC subject Medical ethics
Surgery, Unnecessary
Medicine -- Decision making
Mesh Subject Ethics, Medical
Medical Futility
Add Author Jecker, Nancy Ann Silbergeld
ISBN 9780801898501 (hardcover : acid-free paper)
0801898501 (hardcover : acid-free paper)
9780801898518 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
080189851X (pbk. : acid-free paper)