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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

End-of-Life Medical Decision-Making: The Use of Surrogate Selection to Resolve Intractable Medical Futility Disputes

Thaddeus Mason Pope (Widener University Law School - Health Law Institute) has posted Surrogate Selection: An Increasingly Viable, But Limited, Solution to Intractable Futility Disputes on SSRN. Here is the introductory part of the absract:
This article reviews the strengths and weaknesses of “surrogate selection” as a solution to intractable medical futility disputes. It concludes that while surrogate selection is an increasingly viable solution, it remains only a partial solution because it is often difficult or impossible to demonstrate that a surrogate demanding non-recommended end-of-life medical treatment is acting outside the scope of her authority.

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