Medical futility: Turning to the ethics committee

Serra, Elizabeth
January 2013
Oncology Nurse Advisor;January/February 2013, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p50
The article discusses issues related to ethic committee consultation in the hospital setting. It describes the case of an eight-year-old male admitted for severe anemia and comments on the ethics committee's written report on this patient which implies that patients who enter a hospital is surrendering ultimate control of their care to those providing it despite the efforts of advanced directives and written consents intended to do the opposite.


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