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Saving Grandpa?: Futile Care 

Saving Grandpa?: Futile Care
Chapter:
Saving Grandpa?: Futile Care
Source:
Legal and Ethical Issues in Emergency Medicine
Author(s):

Ahmed Shaikh

and Jeremy R. Simon

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190066420.003.0007

This chapter discusses the appropriate response of emergency physicians to requests by patients or family to provide treatment that the physician considers futile. The term’s meaning and its scope of application in the emergency department are discussed as well.

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