A new style of end-of-life cases : a patient's right to demand treatment or a physician's right to refuse treatment? The futility debate revisitedA new style of end-of-life cases : a patient's right to demand treatment or a physician's right to refuse treatment? The futility debate revisited
Faculty of Law
Personal Rights and Property Rights
European journal of health law. - Dordrecht, 1994, currens
20(2013):2, p. 167-183
University of Antwerp
A classic end-of-life conflict between a physician and a patient concerns a patients refusal of care. New conflicts have begun to emerge. This time the patient wants treatment while the physician refuses treatment based on a futility judgment. Most of the time the predominance of the physicians view is stressed. In this article this predominance is critically analysed resulting in a re-appraisal of the patients will.