129: Determining when Medical Treatment is Futile (N)

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Define what is meant by medical “futulity”
  2. Identify the individuals whose input is important in making “futulity” decisions
  3. Identify the various circumstances that can exist in which “futility” decision-making is required
  4. Discuss the role of “ethics” in futility discussions
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