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02/19/2016

Medical Futility – Balance Sheets

A theologian recently argued for use of the terms “proportionate” and “disproportionate” instead of “futile” or “non-beneficial” when discussing medical futility disputes.  


I think this is a good idea.  Indeed, as I have noted that UK courts often prepare balance sheets to help identify and weigh burdens and benefits of treatment.


Burdens > Benefits = disproportionate


Benefits > Burdens = proportionate



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