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Preface to the Second Edition
1. Are Doctors Supposed to Be Doing This?
2. Why It Is Hard to Say No
3. Why We Must Say No
4. Families Who Say, "Do Everything!"
5. Futility and Rationing
6. Medical Futility in a Litigious Society
7. Ethical Implications of Medical Futility
8. The Way It Is Now / The Way It Ought to Be: For Patients
9. The Way It Is Now / The Way It Ought to Be: For Health Professionals
10. The High Points: Medical Futility
11. Medical Futility: Where Do We Stand Now?

About the Author

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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