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Title: Ethical Issues: Futility Policies
Author: Fleming, David A.
Date: 2005-03
Publisher: Center for Health Ethics
Series/Report no.: Ethical Issues Series;March 2005
Abstract: Futility, in general, is the inability to achieve an intended goal or outcome. Biomedical futility more specifically is a clinical judgment that, in light of the patient's current clinical circumstance, it is not physiologically possible for an intervention to achieve its intended and predictable biomedical and therapeutic goals; therefore the proposed intervention would be medically ineffective.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/2892

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