Preface to the Second EditionAcknowledgments1. Are Doctors Supposed to Be Doing This?2. Why It Is Hard to Say No3. Why We Must Say No4. Families Who Say, "Do Everything!"5. Futility and Rationing6. Medical Futility in a Litigious Society7. Ethical Implications of Medical Futility8. The Way It Is Now / The Way It Ought to Be: For Patients9. The Way It Is Now / The Way It Ought to Be: For Health Professionals10. The High Points: Medical Futility11. Medical Futility: Where Do We Stand Now?NotesIndex
Lawrence J. Schneiderman, M.D., is an emeritus professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine and the Department of Medicine at the School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego. Nancy S. Jecker, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Bioethics and Humanities and an adjunct professor in the Department of Philosophy and School of Law at the University of Washington, Seattle.
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