Physicians are not morally obligated to provide medical interventions (e.g., life support systems like CPR or artificial ventilation) that they do not think are medically indicated, will offer no benefit or may cause harm - BUT are they legally obligated to provide them?
Who decides based on what criteria?
- Barbara Bennett Jacobs, PhD, MPH, RN, CHPN
Director Ethics Consultation Service Hartford Hospital; Adjunct Faculty University of Connecticut
- Michael J. Drescher, MD
Division of Emergency Medicine Hartford Hospital
- Joan W. Feldman, JD
Partner & Chair of Health Law Practice Group Shipman & Goodwin
- Jonathan A. Harris, JD
State Senator 5th District, Co-Chairman Public Health Committee
- Harris Jacobs, MD
Chairman Department of Pediatrics
- Robert K. Killian, Jr., JD
Judge, Court of Probate, District of Hartford
- Zita Lazzarini, JD, MPH
Division Director & Associate Professor
University of CT Health Center
Chairwoman Ethics Committee John Demsey Hospital
- Carol L. Powers, JD
Community Ethics Committee, Harvard Ethics Leadership Group
- Harold (Hank) I. Schwartz, MD
Psychiatrist-in-Chief & Vice President of Behavioral Health, Director Department of Psychiatry, The Institute of Living
- Mark D. Siegel, MD
Section of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine
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