The ethics of saying no to patients

October 2009
Hospice Management Advisor;Oct2009, Vol. 14 Issue 10, p114
The article offers information on the American Medical Association's (AMA's) policy in Opinion 2.035 on Futile Care in the U.S. It says that physicians ethically not obligated to perform care that has no benefit to their patients. Physician J. Randall Curtis, a professor of medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care at University of Washington, explores the ethics of physicians from saying no to patient care.


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