Kasman's Definition Of Medical Futility

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Kasman, Deborah L. “When is Medical Treatment Futile.”Publish Medical Center (2004).NCBI.Web. 19 Oct. 2004. Kasman researches a difficult ethical conundrum in clinical medicine which is determining when to withdraw. His paper elucidates the concept of “medical futility” and suggests means for physicians to negotiate transitions from aggressive treatment to comfort ones. Kasman draws from Schular Griffin Trooter in his research and how he delineates a clear definition of Medical Futility that corresponds with concepts stated by American Medical Associations Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs. Trotter clarifies that “medical futility” occurs when: There is a goal, there is an action and activity aimed at achieving

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