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Posted on January 16, 2015 by Gladys Husted, PhD, MSN, RN | 0 comments
What is futile care, and why does it pose such an ethical dilemma for patients, families, nurses, and other health care professionals? Futile care is treatment given to a patient whose condition leaves no possibility of medical benefit from it, making no difference in the outcome for the patient and placing a greater burden on the patient and/or the family. The stress for nurses occurs when they know the right action to take, insofar as acting as an agent for their patients, but are unable...
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