Medical Futility And Ethics

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A 4 page paper including an abstract. The essay begins with a definition and explanation of medical futility, including an example of futility and an example of non-futility. The two ethical approaches explained in this paper are utilitarian ethics and deontological ethics. The writer concludes that this type of medical decision must involve certain ethical principles including non-malfeasance, beneficence, autonomy, and respect for all people. Bibliography lists 4 sources.