Thursday, May 17, 2012

Good Take On Futile Care

Here’s a great piece about futile care by my friend and colleague Wesley Smith.
The Trouble With Futile Care Theory
I was pretty teed off about the Canadian doctors trying to force Hassan Rasouli off of wanted life-sustaining treatment. Then, when I found out that even though they were absolutely wrong in their “certainty” that he would never wake up, they still were considering trying to force him off of treatment, I took to the Daily Caller to describe the case, but more broadly, to warn a popular audience about the danger Futile Care Theory poses to the ethics of medicine and patient autonomy. more

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