restricted access   Volume 60, Number 3, Summer 2017

Table of Contents

Special Issue on Futility

Introduction to the Special Issue

pp. 293-294
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Articles

The Abuse of Futility

pp. 295-313
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Resolving Family-Clinician Disputes in the Context of Contested Definitions of Futility

pp. 314-318
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Getting Past Words: Futility and the Professional Ethics of Life-Sustaining Treatment

pp. 319-327
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Futility: Definition and Goals

pp. 328-330
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Futile Treatment and Conquering Death

pp. 331-335
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Who Will Teach Us to Die?: Reflections on Futility and Finitude

pp. 336-339
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The Brutal but Utile Truth of “Futile”

pp. 340-344
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Futility, Inappropriateness, Conflict, and the Complexity of Medical Decision-Making

pp. 345-357
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Futility, the Multiorganization Policy Statement, and the Schneiderman Response

pp. 358-366
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“Futility” as in English or “Futilities” as in French: A Valuable Semantic Misunderstanding?

pp. 367-372
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Mediative Fluency and Futility Disputes

pp. 373-382
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Futile and Potentially Inappropriate Interventions: Semantics Matter

pp. 383-389
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Intractable Disagreements About Futility

pp. 390-399
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Medical Futility and “Brain Death”

pp. 400-402
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The True Abuse of Futility

pp. 403-407
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Criterialism versus Deliberativism

pp. 408-414
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Medical Futility and Involuntary Passive Euthanasia

pp. 415-422
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Medical Futility and Potentially Inappropriate Treatment: Better Ethics with More Precise Definitions and Language

pp. 423-427
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The Concept of Futility: Recognizing the Importance of Context

pp. 428-432
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End-of-Life Futility Conversations: When Language Matters

pp. 433-437
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Why Some “Futile” Care Is “Appropriate”: The Implications for Conscientious Objection to Contraceptive Services

pp. 438-448
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Nurturing Futility in the NICU: The Dutch Perspective

pp. 449-455
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