What has happened to clinical leadership in futile care discussions?

Thomas R Solano and James D Fratzia
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (6): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2008.tb02065.x
Published online: 15 September 2008

To the Editor: We share the sentiments of Murphy’s article in the 7 April issue of the Journal.1 As intensive care physicians, the issue of futile care is an almost daily consideration. We agree with his assertion that “the community looks to the (senior) medical practitioners for the security they need to accept decisions of great moment, such as withholding futile treatment”.1

  • Thomas R Solano
  • James D Fratzia

  • Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital, Sydney, NSW.



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