Department Blog

Posted 1/29/2018 by Linda Kesselring

Ethical Approach to Futile Care in the ED

As a member of the Ethics Committee of the American College of Emergency Physicians, Elizabeth Clayborne, MD, MA, co-authored the article titled “Futile Care—An Emergency Medicine Approach: Ethical and Legal Considerations,” which was published in the November issue of Annals of Emergency Medicine (70[5]:707?713). The article takes a compassionate look at futile care in the emergency department and concludes with recommendations for communication and consultation.