On this blog, Professor Thaddeus Pope tracks judicial, legislative, policy, and academic developments concerning medical futility and the limits on individual autonomy at the end of life.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The Medical Profession's Expectation of Deference
This phrase from Graeme Archer, a few days ago, in the Telegraph, resonated with me: "What doesn’t help is the attitude of the medical profession, which retains an expectation of deference, as though we haven’t seen scandal after scandal about patient care . . . ."