Thursday, January 12, 2012

The Ugliness Of Futile Care

Futile care issues seem to be on the backburner at the moment, but here’s a Texas case that revisits the issue. Futile care basically says that if any treatment won’t make someone better, it should be withdrawn, and it’s legal to do so in Texas.
Sugar Land boy in the middle of futile-care dispute dies
A Sugar Land boy whose brain cancer triggered the state's latest futile-care law controversy has died, six months after Texas Children's Hospital planned to remove his life support. more

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