The Resource Wrong medicine : doctors, patients, and futile treatment, Lawrence J. Schneiderman and Nancy S. Jecker

Wrong medicine : doctors, patients, and futile treatment, Lawrence J. Schneiderman and Nancy S. Jecker

Label
Wrong medicine : doctors, patients, and futile treatment
Title
Wrong medicine
Title remainder
doctors, patients, and futile treatment
Statement of responsibility
Lawrence J. Schneiderman and Nancy S. Jecker
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Too often, patients in American hospitals are subjected to painful, expensive, and futile treatments because of a physician's notion of medical duty or a family's demands. Lawrence J. Schneiderman and Nancy S. Jecker renew their call for common sense and realistic expectations in medicine
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schneiderman, L. J
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
W 50
NLM item number
S359w 2011
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Jecker, Nancy Ann Silbergeld
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Medical ethics
  • Surgery, Unnecessary
  • Medicine
  • Ethics, Medical
  • Medical Futility
Label
Wrong medicine : doctors, patients, and futile treatment, Lawrence J. Schneiderman and Nancy S. Jecker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Are doctors supposed to be doing this? -- Why it is hard to say no -- Why we must say no -- Families who say, "do everything!" -- Futility and rationing -- Medical futility in a litigious society -- Ethical implications of medical futility -- The way it is now/the way it ought to be : for patients -- The way it is now/the way it ought to be : for health professionals -- The high points : medical futility -- Medical futility : where do we stand now?
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xi, 230 p.
Isbn
9780801898518
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
20100259 84
System control number
  • (OCoLC)643443322
  • (OCoLC)643443322
Label
Wrong medicine : doctors, patients, and futile treatment, Lawrence J. Schneiderman and Nancy S. Jecker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Are doctors supposed to be doing this? -- Why it is hard to say no -- Why we must say no -- Families who say, "do everything!" -- Futility and rationing -- Medical futility in a litigious society -- Ethical implications of medical futility -- The way it is now/the way it ought to be : for patients -- The way it is now/the way it ought to be : for health professionals -- The high points : medical futility -- Medical futility : where do we stand now?
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xi, 230 p.
Isbn
9780801898518
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
20100259 84
System control number
  • (OCoLC)643443322
  • (OCoLC)643443322

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