Robert Truog testifies on medical futility at President’s Council on Bioethics meeting
20 Nov 2008Dr. Robert Truog of the Division of Medical Ethics testified on the subject of Medical Futility at the 35th meeting of the President’s Council on Bioethics on Thursday, Nov. 20th (http://www.bioethics.gov/transcripts/november08/index.html). Primarily taking the patient’s perspective, his comments address elements of futility, including power, trust, hope, money, and suffering. He addresses the topic of rationing and compares two procedural models for determining futility. A transcript is available at http://bioethics.gov/transcripts/november08/session2.html .