The Texas Advanced Directive Law: Unfinished Business

The American Journal of Bioethics, Volume 15, Issue 8, 2015
Authors: Michael Kapottos & Stuart Youngner
“The Texas Advance Directive Act allows physicians and hospitals to overrule patient or family requests for futile care. Purposefully not defining futility, the law leaves its determination in specific cases to an institutional process. While the law has received several criticisms, it does seem to work constructively in the cases that come to the review process. We introduce a new criticism…”
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