The Australasian College for Emergency Medicine is having a good discussion about futile interventions at its annual scientific meeting. The focus appears to be more on physician-caused, rather than on surrogate-caused, overtreatment at the end of life.
Calls to End Futile Care by tvnportal
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Emergency Medicine on Futile Treatment
Thaddeus Mason Pope is Director of the Health Law Institute and Professor of Law and at Mitchell Hamline School of Law in Saint Paul, Minnesota. <> <> He is also an Adjunct Professor with the Australian Centre for Health Law Research at Queensland University of Technology; Adjunct Associate Professor with the Alden March Bioethics Institute at Albany Medical College; and Visiting Professor of Medical Jurisprudence at St. Georges University. <> <> Professor Pope is an internationally recognized expert in bioethics and medical ethics. He has over 120 publications in: leading medical journals, law reviews, bar journals, nursing journals, bioethics journals, and book chapters. He also coauthors the definitive 1500-page treatise The Right to Die: The Law of End-of-Life Decisionmaking.