Legal Briefing: Medically Futile and Non-Beneficial Treatment by Thaddeus Pope :: SSRN

This article comprehensively reviews legal developments involving futile or non-beneficial medical treatment since 2009. These developments are usefully grouped into the following 11 categories:

1. Texas Advance Directives Act

2. Ontario Consent and Capacity Board

3. Surrogate selection

4. Ex post cases for damages

5. Ex ante cases for injunctions

6. Coercion and duress

7. Assent and transparency

8. Brain-death cases

9. Criminal and administrative sanctions

10. Conscientious objection

11. Penalties for providing futile treatment

via Legal Briefing: Medically Futile and Non-Beneficial Treatment by Thaddeus Pope :: SSRN.

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